January 16, 2021 at 8:17 pm #123937
Glad I could help! I meant to add in some tips, but I guess I forgot. Here’s a few:
- Use thoughts sparingly. Focus on the physical sensations; this puts the reader in the body of the character and helps them feel just as overwhelmed.
- Shock varies from person to person, but it is typically somewhat delayed in onset and rushes all at once.
- If you have had experience with shock and grief, try to draw from those. See if you can remember what you felt like; was it hard to breathe? Was your head spinning? Did tears make it difficult to see? Try to incorporate that into your character’s experience.
"Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale