7 Tips to Handling Grief and Mourning in Fiction

Things to consider, from Charles 🤔

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As I said, grief and mourning is a subplot in War of Nytefall: Ravenous.  It was very difficult to touch on this while the majority of the book dealt with action, humor, and Desirae’s seductiveness.  I kept having to remind myself that some characters were still getting over the losses of the previous adventure.  It made things fairly somber at times and I had to take a moment if the scenes were mixed in with the less emotionally raw ones.  So, here are some things I learned about writing about grief and mourning.

  1. Regardless of what anyone says, there is no single way to mourn.  A person’s personality and culture are be factors in this, which means it will vary even slightly between characters.  If everyone handled it the same way then it is rather unrealistic and flat.  You will have those who recover quietly and…

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