Right now, emotions are running high, for most everyone I know. And while it can mean too many outright raw feelings, there are ways to put those feelings to productive use.
How about when you’re sitting behind your computer writing about a character in pain?
What?!?!? What does that have to do with the toxic air we’re breathing right now?
Simple. Take all of that pent up energy, and instead of allowing it to find its way out in a negative manner, use those raw feelings to go deeper into your character. The story does not have to be about politics or rights or injustices, it merely has to use your intimate feelings to create reality in your character. You wanna cry? Let your character feel it and react organically. You want to scream? Allow your character’s inner turmoil to boil over. You want to punch someone? Well … at this point, I’d probably tell you to get control over your feelings…LOL. But seriously, use your innermost turmoil to produce a deep POV that will blow the socks off any reader, no matter how tough he or she is to touch in a personal way.
I know that any time I have conflict in my life, I write my very best. I don’t whine on FB or to my friends—not most of the time—but rather dig into the pain and write, write, write!
You can do this! Use the emotion to develop your characters like they’ve never been developed before.
Have an awesome day!