Books, Psychology, Writing

It’s All About Feelings

I’m a highly sensitive introvert. That includes a lot of characteristics including my ability to feel everything intensely. From a stranger’s pain to an animal’s fear – you name it, I can feel it. This aspect of me has helped me with my writing. Readers have often said that my books make it clear that I am high on empathy. I certainly value empathy in myself and others. And feelings are a part of my life, your life, and books. So I wanted to make a list today, of some feelings that are important in the world of books. These are driven by emotions that can make a reader cry, laugh, get angry, smile and even want to hug a character.

  1. Angst
  2. Fear
  3. Helplessness
  4. Happiness
  5. Trust
  6. Envy
  7. Hatred
  8. Pity (and self-pity)
  9. Love
  10. Kindness
  11. Shame
  12. Desire
  13. Rage
  14. Distress
  15. Sorrow


I am sure there are more, but these come up often. As a bookworm and an author, I can say that a good writer knows how to make you feel these feelings and emotions as you read every page. Right?

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