But yesterday [Friday] I worked on Sky again (surprise!) and found myself struggling this time with bringing out what my characters are trying to say. The two that are bothering me the most are Margot and Philippe, because neither of them are particularly open about their feelings. In the 1,186 words I wrote, neither sibling had much dialogue. This was partly because there was a good deal of narrative, and partly because I honestly couldn't imagine what they were supposed to be saying. I would rather do anything than
Have you encountered this? Have you faced an emotion-packed scene that requires you to write what people are feeling and thinking (perhaps not in their own words, but in your own as narrator, at least) and you just don't know how to go about it? I can't possibly be the only one. What do you do about it?