Some writers use it, others avoid it. Emotions. Most women readers look for it, no matter how small. Men can do without it, as they prefer sentiment. As an author who writes from a woman's point of view, I embrace it. Regardless of 'fiction', it drives the story along, compelling readers to read more. A character's emotion during struggles lends that bite of reality, enduring readers to want the main character to triumph. "I feel your agony. You can make it through this life or death experience." Emotions. How much do you look for in fiction novels?