Emotions help make us who we are, make us human. That is why they are important in writing. They help the reader connect with the characters. A good writer can make the reader feel what the characters are feeling, make them relate and care about the character. The trick is to convey those feelings with words. So word choice is an important tool in the author’s arsenal. That is one reason why a good author should also read a lot, not only can they learn and incorporate from other authors’ styles, but also build their vocabulary.
This rambling post is part of SoCS