First, I’m pretty sure this guy runs the show in my head most of the time. Occasionally, Sadness knocks him out of the way and you can tell what movie my son watches about once a week. Obviously, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.
Anyway, there are times I write a powerful scene and it draws out emotions that I have trouble turning off. For example, I’ve learned that I shouldn’t drive anywhere right after I write a car chase scene in Crossing Bedlam. Going into public after a scene that involves crying characters and heartbreak isn’t helpful either. All part of the job, I guess.
- Is there one emotion that you find yourself gravitating toward more than others?
- What tactic do you use to ‘reset’ your emotions after finishing a scene?
- Is there an emotion that you have trouble putting into your work?