Oracle of the Day: Sad Embrace

Photo Credit: Myself

Photo Credit: Myself

Central theme of your writing piece for the day: loss, sadness, and disappointment.

Endings can be a good thing sometimes,right?  In some ways, yes because not all endings are horrible and mean the world is coming to an end.  Even though it does feel like that sometimes.  When a relationship or event ends, sometimes you can get down in the dumps for a while, but do not despair.  There are good things that are coming your way.  Well, not you exactly, more for those characters in your book.

Writing Focus: Are there characters in your book that could benefit from a powerful loss to change their lives for the better or for the worse?  What would this loss look like for your characters?

Can you create a pivotal scene where your readers can feel the sadness and experience the loss and disappointment?  What kind of words do you include to make those experiences come alive?

Take Action Prompt: Take a look at your non-fiction or fiction piece whether it be a memoir, short story, novella, or novel.  Are there any areas that the “Sad Embrace” oracle could take place in your characters lives so you can draw your readers further into the world you have written?  If so, include this element into your piece.

I’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing.

Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who likes to help writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles.  She has written and published several short stories in her life time.  She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking.

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