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You can't just state your emotions, that makes me feel angry! 
17th-Sep-2012 05:01 pm
Loz Cola
Ugh, guys, I'm finding it very hard to get into characters' headspaces lately. Not in terms of understanding why they do what they do, but conveying that to an audience? It always feels so forced and clunky. I've struggled with this aspect of writing forever, but ever since The Closet and Dr Caligari I've found it even worse; almost impossible. How do you do it? How've you seen other writers do it? How do you make things clear enough that people aren't all "your characters have no emotion" but aren't just writing things like "He hadn't listened and that made Gus sad" (which isn't an actual example, but terrifyingly close to it, bleugh.)
17th-Sep-2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Well, see, this was said about three to four years ago, so. :D It's possible I actually fixed that problem ages ago, but now I'm trying to overcorrect? That's actually probably what's going on.
19th-Sep-2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's what's going on.
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