Learning to Cry Over Your Characters

Crying over your own character for the first time is an odd, but wonderful, experience. You know it has to be a good thing: if you're crying, your reader probably is, too.

But if you have never experienced this, don't worry. I have good news: If you’ve ever felt emotionally moved by a book, a film, or a letter from a pen pal, you have the capacity to feel empathy for fictional characters. You can be an empathetic writer.

I’m a strange beast while I’m writing. If you interrupt me while I’m