Monday, January 14, 2013

When writing shocks

Sometimes, my writing shocks me. Has this ever happened to you? You write something and then when you read it you’re like, I can’t believe that came out of me.

Once, I wrote this horrific rape scene. Afterward, I was embarrassed. Interestingly, a beta reader contacted me after reading the passage to make sure it was fiction. It seemed that real to her. I assured her that I had never been raped. Still, I was sort of, kind of happy that it seemed so real that she called to make sure I was OK. 

1 comment:

  1. I've had the same experience about my own writing. Maybe it's part of growing up as a writer.