“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” Robert Frost
If you, the writer, don’t feel the emotions in your work, no one else will either.
Write what moves you.
If you can’t move yourself, you can’t move your reader.
Write from that place deep within, where all the feelings reside.
Go to that secret place that you don’t let anyone in and see what you find there.
Then take the reader there with you.
Image of girl crying by Send me adrift. on flickr