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Old 04-11-2011, 12:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: Do you ever cry when you write?

Yes.

I often tell people that when I'm writing scenes, it's like I'm in the the room watching the characters act.

If the scene is really sad, how could I not shed a few tears?

What's scary?... when I tell a reader that I don't remember certain characters doing and saying certain things...

Even though, I was alone in a room and I wrote it myself.

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Old 04-11-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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What's scary?... when I tell a reader that I don't remember certain characters doing and saying certain things...

Even though, I was alone in a room and I wrote it myself.


Ha ha this made me laugh, especially the smilie shocked face you have at the end.

But I don't understand, why can't you remember your characters doing or saying certain things? That's just weird.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #13
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Default Re: Do you ever cry when you write?

I've never cried writing. Maybe that's the problem.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #14
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What's scary?... when I tell a reader that I don't remember certain characters doing and saying certain things...

Even though, I was alone in a room and I wrote it myself.


Ha ha this made me laugh, especially the smilie shocked face you have at the end.

But I don't understand, why can't you remember your characters doing or saying certain things? That's just weird.
As I have said, I'm a big fan of the movies THE DARK HALF and SECRET WINDOW.

Both based on Stephen King stories.

If you see those... what I said will make sense.

To add, watch SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION... that will also clarify things.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #15
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Default Re: Do you ever cry when you write?

No. I don't cry when I write something sad, nor do I jerk off when I write something sexy. I enjoy writing, but I guess I'm just not as empathetic as some of you.

Not judging, but I was very surprised by the number that replied "yes".
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:40 PM   #16
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Are you really "there" in your writing?

Not saying it's right or wrong... but it is a lot easier to write emotion when you are seeing and feeling it.

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:00 PM   #17
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Default Re: Do you ever cry when you write?

Or if you're bi-polar.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #18
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Default Re: Do you ever cry when you write?

It's an interesting question, because I often laugh during writing, but I've never cried.

I've written several very emotional scenes and although I was deeply aware of the distress felt by the characters - some of it from my own personal experiences - while actually writing I remained detached.

Funnily enough, I got emotional when I first saw the short I co-wrote, but I credit that to the actor.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:08 PM   #19
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It's an interesting question, because I often laugh during writing...
Oh, but that's another thread -- or is it?! I've laughed myself silly, too!

Of course, sometimes it's from the stupid typos that the spell check missed.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:16 AM   #20
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I have to wonder about the emotional stability of someone who feels the need to cry at something THEY themselves have written. It's a story, make believe, not like a horror writer is going to be constantly petrified by their own words, it's fiction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B32xmlGJWQQ
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