Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Time and Your Protagonist
A writer picks the emotional moments to dwell on, times of the heart. This can be warm-fuzzy moments; or it can be heart-thumping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments. Albert Einstein once said, “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it’s longer than an hour.”
To apply this to your writing, take a look at the following moment--
A nurse places an infant wrapped in a soft, velour blanket into the waiting arms of a joyful new momma, who is ready to take her new little one home from the hospital. The proud papa stands beside mother and child, love beaming from his eyes as he takes in the scene he thought he’d never experience. He had no idea how powerful the love of being a parent could be until now.
Let’s try the heart-thumping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat moment--
May your writing muse be with you…