Monday, 21 February 2011

Writing "Black Moments" = reader impact and emotional pull!

Writing Black Moments can test one's ability in making it feel real to a reader. Yet it's a golden opportunity to shock, and to set precedence for emotional pull and empathy toward the recipient of bad news. It may cause real tears, a sense of inner despair and, ultimately, reader need to know that something good will come out of what ever has happened.

This week we at Heroines' with Hearts are discussing Black Moments and why we need them in novels!  If you would like to join with us, you're welcome. Please go here.


Anne Gallagher said...

These are my absolute favorite scenes to write. When all hope is lost...YUM.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Anne,

Absolutely, and we writers can be incredibly cruel sometimes in putting characters through hell. ;)


Colene Murphy said...

Yes indeedy. They are so challenging but necessary to write! Excellent point!

Ann said...

I find the black moments emotionally draining. I know they are needed, but they wear me out.

E. Arroyo said...

I've read to be careful on not making your story so depressing. We do put our characters through the trenches, don't we. LOL. Great post.

The Survival Mama said...

I think I have a very dark darks are super dark, and I'm a bit mean to my characters :)

Swinging by to say hi from the blogfest, and following to make sure I don't miss anything good from here on out!!
The Survival Mama

Talli Roland said...

I quite being cruel to my characters. Hmmm. Headed over to check out your post!

Carol Kilgore said...

I love writing black moments. I wish all the parts were as fun.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi ladies,

Thanks for dropping by, and it seems we're all agreed intense "black moments" make a novel worth reading.