I’m writing a scene where my MC reveals something about her mom that has been a family secret kept from her for over a decade. After a fit of misguided rage, my MC proves to her mom how this secret has been kept this whole time, and it’s that her sister (her closest relative) is the person that proposed the plan over a decade ago that’s been this big secret. I’m now at the “grieving stage” (if I can call it that), where my MC’s mom is still awestruck but, deep down, knows it’s true and she has been fooled this whole time about how her family has been lying to her.

I just can’t figure out how to be genuine in this revelation. How would I write this kind of emotion and facial expression. Think Hank Schrader after Walter White says the famous “tread lightly” quote. That’s what I imagine my MC’s mom feeling and looking like, but I don’t know what to say. I don’t want to reveal spoilers for what this family secret is, but I will if I have to to clear things up. Thank you.

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