Crying scene creative writing

However, I had read an article from a respected writer (I can't remember who) saying how sentimentalism is bad for a story, and used as an example a crying scene, and said that writing something like "then a teardrop rolled by her cheek" is too sentimental, however, this writer didn't tell how it should be written without sentimentalism, which is hard, because the act of crying is itself ...


 · Oh yes, as an author, I cry when writing those scenes. And that’s a good sign. 🙂 A crying author might very well equal a crying reader. LOL! But that’s different than a crying character. I skimmed that Harry Potter chapter again last night as I was writing this post and starting tearing up all over again. 🙂


 · Depending on the content of the scene itself it should be obvious to the reader exactly why they are crying -- whether it's from remorse, frustration, pain, relief, joy, etc or even a combination of reasons-- so I don't see a need to directly specify what 'type' of tears they are.


 · fell to her knees, crying out. Her lips trembled as she cried He started chewing on his lower lip and his eyes welled up with tears He looked away as his faced turn red. A tear was forming but I wouldn’t let it fall. A single tear squeezed out of my wild eyes My eyes were filled to the brim with tears I felt cold tears start to stream down my ...

Foreshadowing as a writing tool for sad scenes can be really useful, especially if you want to emphasize the importance of the scene. Casually mention the possibility of the event that will be the focus of the sad scene, between two characters as they converse, or as an inner thought of your protagonist, which will give much more power to the scene.


 · The crying you’re describing might work, yeah, as long as there is a reason, even if it isn’t known. But you did well in advising people to be careful. What may seem like a good reason to them might seem stupid to the reader (“BUT HER FATHER DIED TEN YEARS AGO AND SHE JUST NOW THOUGHT ABOUT IT AGAIN,” in an otherwise happy scene, for ...


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It seems to me that you’re more worried about how others will see your writing than being authentic. You can worry about ‘purple prose’ later, during revision. It’s very difficult to write a scene when you have imaginary people looking over your s...


 · Knowing how to write a scene is a crucial skill for writing a novel. Scenes are the basic building blocks of plot. Read this guide for tips on writing scenes, including how to start and end scenes, as well as scene-planning and structuring tips.