Writing That Hard Scene
I am working on the "final" installment of my Erotic Fantasy Series, The Binding and Bound to Him, and frankly its kicking my butt.
The scene that is holding me back is heartbreaking - these are two of my favorite characters I don't want to do what the story is indicating I should. I've been thinking about it a lot, since June actually when I finished Bound to Him and realized where the story was going.
The good news is that I am the writer - the bad news is the story has to be strong, and sometimes the hard scene is the best and most memorable scene. When Rose loses Jack, when Atreyu loses Artax, when Edward loses Bella.. Sure sometimes these scenes are "undone" later (Bella becomes a vampire, and Bastian restores the world). But these scenes bring a level of gravity to the piece, bringing that melancholy realness to it. It connects to our hearts because we've felt the pain of losing someone, of losing a favorite animal, the breaking of our heart.
When I was in school my professor once spoke on hard scenes, (I'm paraphrasing it was YEARS ago - but it really struck me.) "Every author can reference something, skip over that hard scene and only catch glimpses that fill us as readers in, but the truly great ones will take us right through that knit and grit, will make our hearts break and those tears flow."
So I challenge you (and accept the challenge myself) to write that scene that is heart breaking,
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