It’s amazing how much you’ll remember when you dig up those old memories—which is scary, I know. We spend a large part of our lives trying to forget anything painful. Remembering makes us re-feel things we never wanted to feel in the first place. But it’s kind of necessary, isn’t it? Because how can we move the reader if we can’t recall and describe those intensely moving emotions?
Students tell me that the best thing they're getting from our Memories workshop is that they're getting in touch with their emotions again.
If you're writing a novel you're giving your readers an emotional experience. To deliver that, you need to be in touch with your own emotions.
You don't need to be a wonderful writer to write novels which move your readers. You just need to feel.