Show Raw Emotion

Welcome back, owlnerds. Its been awhile. I recently read a story from Olivia J. Bennett and made me realize we should express raw emotion. Real emotion. We should dig through all the thoughts and put them on paper. To have realistic characters, we need to understand what the character is going through.

And times, we don’t share this emotion or thoughts because it isn’t vital to the plot itself. Maybe it is.

Ex.

The world was collapsing and she with it. Gripping her cheeks as she screamed. It can be happening. He can’t be dead. Flashes of red, white, and blue covered the scene as everything happened so fast. Her body shook as paramedics began to talk to her as they questioned what just happened. Seeing blurrier figures walk toward him. She rose as she screamed at them. “Get away from him.” Her eyes looked behind her as some of the paramedics grabbed her as they pulled her into the ambulance. No, don’t dare put me in there. He needs me. He will wake up and will wonder where I. She slammed on the doors of the ambulance as they shut the door. “No, you fools. He needs me.” Falling to her knees as she continuously mumbled to herself, “No. He can’t be dead. No. He can’t die. I need him. What am I going to do without him.” (FYI, I was going to write a war battle scene, but since they were going to brutally wound description. I gave you this emotional sad scene.)

Raw Emotion or Show not tell. I currently question whether or change my title. Just trying to show some originality or attempting to. What I stated before “we need to understand what the character is going through. ” I know people say you need the experience to write certain things. I usually imagine what if I was in that situation what would I do. Or if you can’t do that, ask someone. I am sure someone could tell what they would do or feel in that situation.

I know for a fact that showing and telling is difficult even I struggle with it. I think if we write one step at a time. I know you want to finish your draft as soon as possible well I was there too. If we take each scene slowly and feel like the character themselves we will have less editing to do.

That is all for today’s post. Let me know, what you would like to see next.

If My Heart Could Speak

Welcome back, owlnerds. This week, I will be sharing a poem wrote this past weekend. Enjoy!!!

If my heart could speak

If my life could collapse

The world would disappear

Into the thinness of nothing

If my cold feet

Couldn’t surface

The endless beings

Of this world and be on

I would take away everything.

My own being, my own mind.

My own fears and trusts

Life is like an existing pain with light

At the end of the road

And we are so afraid

Of that light

That we cast away

In the shadows

Of those lost souls

That refuse to believe in anything

And we become cursed

As our souls begin

To disappear in thin air.

 

 

 

 

Worldbuilding

Sudden you have an idea for a story but you are clueless what do. Honey, let me help you.

First of all, find out what genre you are going to write. Fanasty, Dystopian, Romance, etc. This should be your foundation of worldbuilding. Here is the best definition of popular genres:

Fanasty: mythical creatures, a world based on realistic places, events, or people aka Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings

Dystopian: a society of poverty, oppression, or rebellion against the government aka Hunger Games or Divergent

Romance: The journey of two people fall in love

Science Fiction: an imaginable world with high tech and science, time travel aka The Giver and Doctor Who

Mystery: the process of a crime or question being solved

Thriller: high suspense story where is the story is continuously moving without the ruin of the ending

Horror: a story capacity that causes terror or fear. aka Dracula or Frankenstein

So now you have made a decision on what genre. We need to form a short synopsis. It doesn’t have to be long just that you have an understanding where your story stands.

The first two steps are done now what. So how much do you like lists? Because that is the last step. I decided to create a list so that this post will take thousands of years to read.  I don’t use all of this when I world building but it helps if you hit a curb while writing.

Download here: Wordbuilding101

Next week, I will be doing character development. Enjoy!

Did you like what you read? Comment down what other writing advice I should do?

 

 

The Writer’s Tag

  1. What genres, styles, and topics do you write about? I write fantasy, contemporary, romance, dystopia, science fiction, and poetry. I can write in first POV and third POV. Some of my stories reflect the world’s problems: abortion and human tracking.
  2. How long have you been writing? I honestly don’t remember. Strange enough. I know the first story, I ever wrote was a mouse and squirrel and they get married at the end.
  3. Why do you write? To glorify God and to express the real problems of the world when everyone refuses to believe that they don’t exist.
  4. When is the best time to write?
    I can write anytime but I am most active when the sun goes down.
  5. What parts of writing do you love and hate?
    Love: Dialogue, character development, world building Hate: Feedback, the wait in between drafts, deleting your favorite scenes when they don’t even flow with the story, editing
  6. How do you overcome writer’s block? Usually, I listen to music before writing. I also read what I have written. Check out my blog post on breaking any creative block.
  7. Are you working on something at the moment?  I have several stories. Lynn, a contemporary story. Synopsis:
    When one of Lynn’s friends disappears, she begins to track down her. Soon to discover a scandalous organization is behind all of it. Slowly killing each leader of the pack, she discovers her life is more threated. Will she protect her friends or will she be the next victim?
    Also, I am writing a contemporary short story called A Memory.
    Synopsis:  After becoming a world photographer, Roxy feels alone inside. From poverty to fame, Roxy still feels like she hasn’t found her true potential. When she hears news from home, she feels like her world could split in two. Is this news trying to tell her something? Or will she still be lost in a world of her own?
  8. What are your writing goals this year? Publish a fictional book, I have been working on since forever. Publish a collection of poems on Kindle. Finish another story of mine and sent to my beta readers.
     I tag anyone who loves to write

    Thanks for Reading!

 

 

The Pro and Cons of a Writer

I would call myself a writer. I write fiction from fantasy to dystopian. I also write poetry from gothic to Christian poetry.  If you are a writer, you know what you got yourself into. Here are the pros and cons of being a writer.

Pros:

You are a writer and you have the ability to write your own stories.

You believe anything is possible.

You believe you are called to be a writer.

Someday you hope to be a published author.

You are called the creative one among friends and family.

You can disappear into a world of your own.

Hoping to become a best seller.

Cons:

You will have self-doubt in you.

You take criticism too much on yourself.

You don’t believe you can’t do anything original.

The struggle of picking a college degree.

How to find a job with your writing skills.

But at times you dislike your writing period.

Being too poor to travel to research for your stories.

Being poor if writing is the only way of getting money.

Thanks for reading. Any writing discussions I should write about?