Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Strange questions I get asked as an author: blood & gore
Anyhow, some people seem to think that I wouldn't write about something like that. I guess this goes hand in hand with not using swear words. But, honestly, the story called for the scene that has the blood in it, and I wanted to make it as accurate as possible (I'm usually the one watching a film/show rolling my eyes at how inaccurate the way a wound or death is portrayed--that has always annoyed me for some reason). So, yeah, there's some blood (okay, lots of it), and I don't really feel bad about it. I really wanted to get across how much it freaked out my MC, and how really not pretty it is to die a particular way.
The thing that surprises me is that people are implying that they didn't think I had that kind of imagination. Which is kind of funny, in my opinion. I write about dead people who can fly. My twitter handle notes that I sequence dead people (for fun!). I'm a *tad* bit morbid. Maybe this doesn't come across in person quite so well. That's probably a good thing, lol!!
Okay, let me ask a question of you all: has anyone gotten questions about their writing that implies the reader didn't think your imagination could go a particular way? Did it make you laugh, or annoy you? I'd love to hear about it (and not feel like the only one in this boat!).