Pain is a very common element of the stories I write. The Hunter is a half-demon assassin, so OF COURSE he is going to end up fighting (wounds are painful!). Ilanna from Queen of Thieves is a thief, a profession which carries its own share of pain.
Some pains are easy to write. Most of us can wax poetic about a severe wound, burns, or other common pains. Some pains are harder to write: internal pains, emotional pains, mental pains, and “magical” pains. These take more effort to get right, and it can be difficult to know how to write them.
Which is why I gathered a few of my author friends and had a good chat on the ways to write pain effectively. In the video below, you’ll find a lot of useful information on how to write pain:
Heidi Angell is a bibliophile, lexicomaniac and wordsmith. She is the author of The Hunters Series, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series. She also created Royal Prince Vince, and Creative Exercises to Inspire. When she is not reading and writing, she can be found spending quality time with her lovely family camping, hiking, swimming, or watching movies.
Lily Luchesi is the author of the bestselling and award-winning Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing, as well as various short stories in the horror, paranormal, and erotica genres.
She’s an active and out member of the LGBT+ community, a self-professed nerd, music-lover, and just a little obsessed with vampires. When not writing or reading, she can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, getting tattooed, going to concerts, or watching too much of the CW.
She was born and raised in Chicago, but now resides in Los Angeles.