Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday Must: Manage Moods
For the rest of us, we know those dark moods can be beneficial to our work. It changes the pace, adds depth to characters, and makes the story richer for it. The trick is being able to write in those moods. No one said this was easy but it is worth it.
I have compiled a list of moods that can be translated into your story and also produce awesome arcs.
Minor Irritation: Witty, biting dialogue-abrupt scene changes.
Tearful PMS: Main character dealing with loss.
Depression: Sad back story.
Extreme Anger: Kill a few characters…horrifically. Warning: Try not to kill all of them unless you have a plan to bring them back in next chapter.
Happy Happy Joy Joy: Story Conclusion.
Make your moodiness work for you and trust me…you’ll feel better afterwards.