I think that its very true what this is saying. I've always gotten to know the characters so well when i've read. And that is what the author should be doing! You need to be able to feel everything they are feeling and doing!
yes, yes, yes ... this can be hard if others do not see it or appreciate it or understand it. and it is critical, to our lives, to really living, that we do stay loyal to our creativity if we are particularly gifted in areas. create!