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August 20, 2008

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Heather

Oh, how I miss Sully. I cried when I finished the book simply because I was done.
I wonder how Sully's doing these days.

Lacresha Hayes

Interesting post. You're right though. There is a way to relay pain over the written word. In fact, pain can produce some of the most popular and important words ever written.

Madison Richards

Chris,

How did you hurt your back?! I've had two different discs bulge and then herniate so I truly understand what that's like. I'm so, so sorry! Ice for the first 72 hours, then heat, btw (unless it happened a few days ago I guess)

Your post made me realize that pain, on some level, is I think what all of our characters deal with, and it makes sense that if it's a major part of that character (or the reader's ability to empathize with them) then it should be "in their face" a fair amount.

This is really good. Anyone who has ever lived with pain knows that when it REALLY hurts, it flavors every thought, taints every movement. I find myself rethinking some of the characters I've written - be it emotional, physical, or spiritual pain, if it's not in the forefront then it probably doesn't really hurt that much.

This is good advice. I think I like it when you're on Vicodin! When I was in college I wrote a paper about how being stoned actually helped a person to think more clearly. I don't think I ever turned it in, but I'm pretty sure I believed its efficacy for a while there...gasp!!

Mary E. DeMuth

So sorry about your back! Yikes!

But great words about beefing up our stories with pain.

Jeanne Damoff

Bummer, Chris. Sounds miserable. I hope you're all better soon.

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