Quote for the Week: "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise n the reader." Robert Frost
Have you ever written a scene that brought tears to your eyes? I did, last week. I killed off one of the characters in my WIP. One of the characters that I really liked. One of my major characters, not the Protagonist, but one very important to the story. And I felt as though I'd just lost a best friend.
Do you get so wrapped up in your characters that they seem real to you? Like they're your children and you want only good things for them?
In Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines there is a scene that makes me teary eyed too. What's with me? I like humor and fun. But life isn't all humor and fun. There's sadness too, as much as I hate it. Bad stuff happens. So does good stuff.
If Mr. Frost's quote is correct, then readers will boo hoo in the right places in my story. Now to find some surprises too. I like surprises.
So how about you? Done away with any of your characters lately?
Have a super week.