His advice holds for creative writing too. Don’t force your emotion for what you are creating into what you are creating. Let the work itself produce whatever emotion it is able to.
Nobility grows out of contained emotion. Emotion should not be rendered by an excited trembling; it can neither be added on nor be imitated. It is the seed, the work is the flower.
(Quoted from page 287 of The Life of the Creative Spirit, by H. Charles Romesburg. Xlibris, 2001.)
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