Now saying sorry is something I can do; I hope everyone can do. Admitting when you're wrong is always the most honourable and attractive quality in someone. If you have the audacity to not admit it and lie then I don't even want to know you. Looking forward to starting this today!
No one could ever describe apologising as fun, but apologies are necessary if you aim to maintain healthy relationships. And yes, that means that apologies are also necessary in your writing, so let's get to today's lesson.
Write a short apology scene.
Everyone experiences humility at some point. Chances are, your characters are going to screw up. Show off their humble side by making them apologize for their wrong-doing. Apologies require vulnerability, so focus on creating a delicate thread between the two hurt characters. Will the apology strengthen the tenuous relationship or end it forever?
"I didn't mean to go that far, I should have just walked back into the kitchen and eaten more bread," Ella's eyes hit the floor not knowing what else to say to her mother. The hurt she had seen in her eyes when their conversation ended had broken Ella's heart but her stubborness stopped her from apologising sooner.
"Ella it's okay," her mother hands came up around her head. "See I'm okay, you're okay, and we'll figure something out. Maybe do a double major just to appease me?" Looking up at her mother she knew this was the best way. Compromise was what needed to happen or they would just get angry at each other again.
"I'll major in art but I'll see if I can do some other classes too," she said it like a question although she wasn't asking for her mothers permission. Ella watched as her mums eyes lit up and filled with tears at the same time. She was pulled in for a hug and somehow everything was made better.
I totally take that back, apologies are not my thing. I think I should stick to fantasy and not the real world. I can't write the real world.
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