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The reader is going to supply their own emotion. If you've strung everything together correctly. But writing with 'feeling' is a slippery idea for the ages. Certainly there must be some emotion driving the writer to write the words. The fact that a thing was written is sometimes enough. But sentimentality is the cheap knockoff that often ends up as a ...


You have to keep going even when it's not pleasant. Also, consider that you need to be very excited about an idea to write 100 pages about it. My first book, I was so excited I wrote 120,000 words. It was first time I 'saw' the whole book before it was done. Since I saw it, I knew that it only needed to be written. Before that I never had any ideas I ...

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