The key with emotion, at least the method I've found to work, is to forget the emotion itself, and focus on what they're feeling. "Uhhh, isn't that the same thing?" Not in this case.
In my early school days, I was bullied heavily. I mean to the point where in my Freshman year of high school, I was one bad day from suicide. 9/11 turned that around, but let's face it, I was a favorite target for many years. I never really knew the reason, I only knew I was alone. Fast forward to recently...
Understanding the fears of characters is not always easy.
What is "Impressions" you ask? Little more than the name really. Impressions is going to be my monthly blog where I talk about, well, whatever left an impression on me. A writing tip, a writing moment, a moving sentiment, a moment of life that left a mark on me or made me think, even the … Continue reading Coming Soon: Impressions
For those who don't know, I am on the slow path to self-publishing my first novel. I'm aiming for February, though there are a ton of things out of my control that will determine the actual release date. But I'm here to talk about the mean time. Or more correctly, the roller-coaster I'm on. Fact … Continue reading The Endless Cycle