Posted on 03/19/2021 at 10:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most bookworms (authors included) have read a book whose protagonist resonated with them deeply, sometimes without their sharing any similar backgrounds.

(For us, that’s Laila in A Thousand Splendid Suns and the deaf-mute girl in The Tiger’s Wife.)

This is how YA author and journalist Robin Farmer defines emotional truth in fiction, and she has some advice to help you capture it in your own writing.

Her fourteen techniques for writing emotional truth are over at Writer’s Digest.

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