I have been having a devil of a time with the last few chapters of my Strikeback fan fic Recovery. This time it’s not “choreography” or quiet time or plot details, but how to successfully convey “the feels”. According to knowyourmeme.com, the term *feels*
Without giving away any spoilers, my AU story of John Porter and his love interest Lindsey Tate has plowed into some deeply emotional territory, and strangely, although the whole thing comes from my imagination, I’m finding that I’m not immune to it’s tear jerking effect.
At the moment, I’m struggling a bit with how to adequately convey the deep emotions of the characters without descending into melodrama. It’s not for lack of examples of how John Porter emotes. Richard Armitage has a gift for expressing a wide range of feelings without uttering a single word – so much angst and concern!
I guess there’s no help for it…I’ll just *have* to go back and watch Strikeback again to study these emotional scenes frame by frame for inspiRAtion! (I should be sobbing through that emotional scene by the weekend!)