In order to translate the emotions that come with characters in books, you have to feel them. If you've never picked up a book and been happy, sad, and deliriously in love with a made up character, then you aren't reading good books. A good writer can take you on the journey of a lifetime with words. You'll fall in love with men that don't exist You'll want to pack up and move to a town that was made up in the mind of the author. And heaven forbid you break the heroines heart...you'll find many many angry readers.But in order to write stories like that you have to feel it.
I know that when I'm writing that giddy fall in love stage, my husband usually gets more attention. To describe a great kiss you have to go have one! But these men aren't usually forewarned when the relationship in my book takes that downward fall. They don't know my characters are fighting. Mom doesn't feel good because my main character's insides are twisted up because her heart is breaking. Really, I should have a mood forecast for them. It would only be fair. BEWARE: MALE CHARACTER HAS LEFT TOWN AND FEMALE CHARACTER IS GLOOMY.
Oh, but then what fun would it be if in real life you weren't taken by surprise like you are in a book. I've had people come up to me and say, "I'm mad at you. You killed of so and so." or "I didn't see that coming!"
Today my character is exhausted. Oh she has a lot on her mind! I, on the other hand, was up to late giving her things to worry about. I should have known I'd need a nap from all of her emotions. So today's forecast will read NAP: MOM IS TIRED BECAUSE HER CHARACTER HAD A ROUGH NIGHT.
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