Writing, and creation of any kind, requires a great deal of vulnerability. Sharing something you’ve created, exposing your work to an audience and hoping something resonates with them, means setting yourself up for possible failure. This can be so intimidating to creative people, but it also means that it is imperative that your work is authentic, and comes from a place of vulnerability. For me, vulnerability consists of three different elements:
Empathy is a valuable characteristic for anybody, but it is an essential part of a writer’s process. Empathy is the emotion that allows us to view a situation from another’s perspective, and it is something writer’s use every moment that they are creating a story.