|Writing quiet moments
||[Jul. 7th, 2009|09:43 pm]
V. E. "Veltzeh" Lehkonen
I read a good rant/post about writing quiet moments in fantasy: http://limyaael.livejournal.com/342416.html
The post contained ranting about thses three points:
1) Characters tend to have extreme emotions.
2) All quiet moments center around the main character.
3) All quiet moments are introspective.
Unfortunately, I feel like I didn't learn anything from the rant since I already write in a "quiet" manner. Very few characters of mine experience fierce emotions, which may be because I don't know how to write having fierce emotions without it sounding horribly clichéd or unrealistically dangerous for the characters.
I could say that everything centers around the main character, but that's somewhat gratuitous. If I give characters significant scenes or enough "face-time", they tend to become central characters or at least significant and/or recurring side characters.
And the final point... what, quiet moments are supposed or expected to be introspective? I didn't know that.