Anyone who tries to tell you writing isn’t work hasn’t attempted it. Creating ideas, characters, plot lines, outlines are demanding tasks. Writing about emotions is a visceral experience for me. When my characters bleed, I bleed. When they suffer depression or anger or frustration, the emotions live in me. I try to space emotionally packed scenes over the course of a few days, but often find I end up writing them in one sitting.
I like to think the intense emotions I feel as I write are magically imbued into the words and released when the reader experiences them for the first time.
How do you handle heavy emotions in your writing?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer