Friday, November 18, 2016

Showing a Character's Loss

Loss can devastate anyone.  When writing about a character's loss, even if it's just losing some material object, the words have to bring out emotion of some type.

The worst type of loss is the loss of a close family member or friend.

So how do you show loss?


  • shock
  • depression
  • crying/sobbing
  • anger
  • pain
  • denial
  • silence
Loss can bring out the character's worst and best qualities.  Make sure you take the time and space to show how the character really feels and don't just gloss it over.  Your readers will thank you, because you'll have connected with them on an emotional level.


Have a great day!
SweetTale Books

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