Empathy

an Element of Fiction

“We care how things turn out because the character cares — our interest comes from empathy.” John Gardner

“We empathize — it’s our chief way of learning. And the more complex the pattern of ideational connections — that is, the more fully we understand the scene adding up the facts, metaphors, and rhythms — the more completely we slip, unwittingly, into it, pitying, smiling at, or despising the crate…

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Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.

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Ulf Wolf

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Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.

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