30 Day Writing Meme: Character Interactions, Children (again)

July 28, 2016 § Leave a comment

Day 20 → What are your favorite char­ac­ter inter­ac­tions to write?

Dialog! I will often write the dialog of a scene before the details. Anything with a strong emotional undercurrent flows quickly. Tense, restrained conversation is my favorite.

I have a vignette where two characters have a cerebral discussion about a sensitive subject, and that conversation has been my most difficult one to write to date. They both want their relationship to grow, and the topic is helpful toward that purpose; however, they are both the time to observe in silence and leave much unspoken.

Day 21 → Do any of your char­ac­ters have chil­dren? How well do you write them?

One of my main characters has a stepson, Julian (age 7), and a son (age 3), Adrian, by his wife Sarah. Adrian has a scene where he interrupts his father with a guest, therefore setting off discord between my mc and his guest.

Adrian is a sunny, energetic kid, and I felt he was easy to bring in to the scene. He’s too young to understand what’s going on between the adults, but he picks up on their discomfort. I hope I did a good job with writing him.

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