Friday, April 23, 2010

Drama, Drama, Drama

Happy Friday Everyone,

You know all that tension you feel because one thing or another is happening in your life? Or maybe it just seems like drama happens all around you and it just gets annoying?

You, as a writer, can use that drama and all that tension to create suspense in your stories. Use that energy you feel towards upping the tension, spicing up the plot line and just vamping your story to high level "What's-gonna-happen-next?"

Sometimes drama can be avoided and other times it just rears up when least expected. But if we let it go wasted, we miss an opportunity.

Sure, you might not be able to sit down and use all that feeling right at the moment that you're in the middle of it, but somehow get it out in your writing. Your characters too comfortable? Use those feelings to put them in uncomfortable positions. Have the characters who are in love have a big fight--or create the "black moment". Have danger strike. There's all kinds of options.

But don't waste your emotions. Sometimes authors use what they're feeling to help liven up their stories. If it's not quite right you can always change it later.

Have A Fabulous Friday!


Marsha Sigman said...

I have to be careful or my MC will just sound bitchy and annoyed all the time.lol

Bethany said...


LOL yeah that's the opposite problem! :-)