I think this, exactly this, is what makes some writing deeper emotionally than some other writing.
This is not to say any writing that lacks emotional depth is not good. Some can be very good.
For me, the deeper I feel connected to a character, the more I tend to like what I’m reading.
As a writer, there are moments when a character goes off plot, does the unexpected. The best you can do is follow along. Then there are the moments when an unexpected and unforeseen character enters the scene. Where did this character come from?
I believe, because it has happened in all three of the books I’ve written, that this is the moment I have reached deep into my emotions, my soul, and created a character that has something to say that is important to the story.
Then, I must go along with them, wherever they lead.
It is what I like best about writing.
Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.