As I mentioned in my last post, I’m back to writing fiction. My goal is to get as good as I can, and this morning this tweet caught my eye:
There were some great responses to the tweet, but even on its own it’s so true. How many times have you watched a film and felt for a character through loss, only to be startled by their instant recovery the next scene/episode?
It’s frustrating as a viewer when this happens (why am I feeling the loss longer than the character who lost someone?), and I tend to lose faith in the story and the writer. It’s not as believable. And yes, people can push through their grief or use it to propel them to do incredible things, but that’s something that needs to be shown.
Something to think about.