January's writing exercise was difficult to tackle

posted Dec 23, 2015, 8:18 AM by Bruce Gaughran   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 10:43 AM ]
The writing exercise I asked our group to write for January's meeting is:

"What subject matter makes you cringe? Do love scenes make you blush? Does violence give you nightmares? Does deep, emotional soul searching make you feel hokey? Grit your teeth and dive in. Your challenge:


Write a scene that focuses on something that makes you uncomfortable

Skill tip: This is likely going to hit all kinds of personal buttons, so dig deep and tap into the character—these are their feelings or experiences, not yours. Let them filter what’s hard for you to write, which will help you create characters with different views from your own."

Click on this link to read my story, "Hollow Words."