Writer’s Craft #47 – Living the Scene
Karina Fabian‘s quirky twists and crazy characters have won awards, including the INDIE book award for best fantasy (Magic, Mensa and Mayhem), an EPPIE award for best sci-fi (Infinite Space, Infinite God) and a Mensa Owl for best fiction (World Gathering), and top placer in the Preditor and Editor polls. Mrs. Fabian is former President of the Catholic Writer’s Guild and also teaches writing and book marketing seminars online. Her latest fiction, Mind over Mind, is available on Amazon.
So I’m sitting at the computer, working on some marketing stuff for my novel, Mind Over Mind, when the main character, Deryl, decides to share the scene where his control over his power slips and he almost gives in to the temptation to, well, destroy a couple of worlds.
Know what it’s like to get knocked to your knees with the desire to suck up all the energy of one planet and hurl it at another? I do now–and that’s actually kind of cool.
I don’t think writers often talk about this side of themselves. I mean, if an actor lives out that scene, then she’s getting ready for a role, but if a writer does it, someone’s going to gently suggest medication.
But we’re writers here, so share! Do you act out your scenes? Do you feel them as well as see and hear them? Have you ever just spaced out because a character took over your imagination? What scene has gripped you so hard it’s scary (though possibly cool at the same time)?