All of these things happened in a matter of about four months.
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These were all unexpected losses, and even though a year later, I am seeing some wonderful things that have come as a result—a closer family, a more prosperous working environment—the losses still affect me almost every day. I am only a person who has explored fictional grief, experienced true grief, and written down some conclusions of how to better work the subject matter into writing. I talk about how to increase conflict and create more engaging characters through grief and loss.
Through explanation, examples, and exercises, I look at many different aspects and expressions of grief and apply it to a variety of characters and stories. Grief is not a story on its own, but it can be used to push things further. This new book is both a labor of love and of pain, and I hope it will help enrich both your fiction and your life.
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I n her first non-fiction mini-book, Denise Jaden explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create more interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types and gender. You guys know Becca and I, and how we are all over anything to do with emotion.
This is a difficult area of emotion, one that many writers struggle with to write authentically. Denise, my heart goes out to you and I thank you for being so brave and bringing us this book. I know those wrecking balls. My dad, my brother, my mom and tween them a work accident for my husband…and well…to be honest I fear to tread where you have, but you have me thinking this will be a good book to read and a lesson to take away.
Thanks for letting me follow your steps. Well said. Grief is not easy to deal with in the real world and in our fictional worlds. This sounds like a wonderful resource. Heavy emotions have to be written from the heart to be most effective.
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It might be useful for any writer as well as therapeutic to write notes about ones feelings and thoughts during hard times. I wrote it into my solo work as the driving force of my villains, actually. In different ways, all of them lost loved ones, and instead of doing something positive with their lives, they turn away from being sympathetic characters to seeking out revenge. Thank you, Denise, for using your experience to help others.
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This book sounds like a wonderful too. Thanks so much for highlighting this on your blog, Angela! This is such a difficult area to write, and draws up a lot of our own personal turmoil when we do. Still, grief is important to show authentically, because I think more so than any other emotion, this is the one that can really strike a cord with readers.
We have all experienced tragedy, and to connect with readers and show them a path back to reclaiming their lives in the aftermath? Probably one of the most important jobs we could do. Yeah, I can see that.
Writing with a Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction
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