Have you ever had to inflict pain and suffering onto one of your much loved fictional characters?
Have you ever reluctantly tipped a bucket full of life crapover two characters who have just found true love and as you you were doing it felt like you were betraying two old friends?
Have you ever struggled with your emotions while writing a scene where your character suffers and that scene ends up lasting only a few unbearable tiny paragraphs?
Before I published my debut novel Instructions For Falling In Love Again characters in my stories rarely suffered.
If I did have to inflict pain on a character it would last a paragraph at the most and then I would spend 3 lengthy chapters making things up to them.
I have been known to write a paragraph of character suffering and then at editing stage revise the hell out of that…
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