“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” – Erica Jong
I’ve been avoiding the re-write of one particular scene in HUF. I know it has to be done. Even I can see that it will be much more effective (and emotional) in Claire’s POV. I guess I was avoiding when I wrote it through Travis’ eyes.
The problem is, I have to feel those emotions right along with her in order to get it onto paper, and it’s one of those situations everybody hopes they can avoid in life.
Where are the tissues? Damn those dark places anyway.
Do you find yourself avoiding the dark places in your writing?
>Not avoiding them deliberately, but sometimes it takes me a while to dig deep enough to find all that darkness. It’s hard to make the characters suffer. I write books with happy endings because I like happy. But of course, happy makes for boring reading. We need our characters to go through all the bad stuff.Good luck with your dark place!