When writing, is it better to feel with or for a character? Our co-hosts, Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty, discuss this very question in relation to Hannah Diaz’s “A Story Never Told” from our 2018 issue of The Mochila Review. On a slightly lighter note, our Mochila managing editor, Huey, joins the recording session to confess all kinds of secrets-no-more: he sometimes misspells words, he wonders how to best write women characters, and he wants to be a children’s book author. Stay tuned for more on empathy and sympathy in our next episode.
Episode 35: Empathy vs. Sympathy, Part One