Writing That Makes You Uncomfortable in #LitChat Writing Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4 p.m. E.T. with moderator Robyn McIntyre. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login at Nurph: www.nurph.com/litchat.1917: Promotional portrait of American actor Theda Bara (1885 - 1955) wearing an Egyptian headdress and breast plates with a snake design for director J Gordon Edwards' film, 'Cleopatra'.

As readers, some of us don’t do well with explicit sex scenes and even the classics can make us squirm with some of the attitudes towards others that they embrace, whether violence, sexism, or racism. As writers, we may struggle with writing those scenes and how to portray actions or thoughts that we don’t welcome in our personal lives.

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, we’ll use Writing Wednesday to talk about dealing with the things that make us uncomfortable to write about even when they may be necessary to the story, and how we can deal with them effectively.

Follow Robyn McIntyre on Twitter: @RobynMcIntyre.