Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Laughter Through Tears

This morning the kids went back to school.
While I am elated to have my uninterrupted writing time back, I still swallowed tears as my little ones bravely stepped into their new classrooms.

That mix of emotions. The smiles that cover the turmoil beneath. That is what I struggle to bring to the page. I just LOVE a story that brings me on an emotional roller coaster ride. I also feel gypped if I don't feel a range of emotions in my own scenes. I want, no, NEED that high and those lows as I journey with my characters.

Have you read a book lately that brought you to tears? That made you burst out laughing or gasp in fear? Give me a title 'cause there's always room for one more on my bedside table :)


B.E. Sanderson said...

Some days it seems like every book makes me cry, and other days nothing fazes me. If you've never read The Thorn Birds, that'll probably get you. My CP recommended it, and by the end I was balling like a baby. Other books that always have me crying by the end are: The Elfstones of Shannara, Atlas Shrugged, Where the Red Fern Grows, To Kill a Mockingbird. The list goes on, but that's a start. =o)

Wendy Roberts said...

Your list sure brought back memories but I've never read The Elfstones. It'll go on my buy list :)