Jerry Cleaver in his book, Immediate Fiction, said, “It’s not just about giving the reader an experience. It’s about having it yourself, as you create. Character, reader, author—they’re all having the experience, the emotion. Without emotion, nobody’s having anything.”
Cleaver also said, “The first thing to realize is that the world is emotionally determined. Passion, not reason, makes things happen. We love, help, and destroy each other not because of logic, but because of passion.”
Gordon Lish said, “It’s not about what happens to people on a page: it’s about what happens to a reader in his heart and mind.”
2 responses to “Quotes About Reader Emotions in Writing”
I especially like Lish’s “It’s about what happens to a reader in his heart and mind.” It IS all about the reader after all. Thanks for sharing this, Julaina.