All successful novels, no matter what genre, have one thing in common: emotion, writes Bella Puglisi one half of The Bookshelf Muse blogging duo, and co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression.
Character emotion is one of the hardest things for most of us writers to nail down in a novel. This post will give you a heads up any time your character is up against a wall–and you can’t put your finger on the proper emotion to describe it.
Next time your scene needs a little more emotional oomph, remember these tips:
1) Whenever possible, show the emotion instead of naming it outright.
2) To show emotion, choose physical, internal, and mental responses for your character that are fresh and not overused.
3) Choose cues that are specific to your character and make sense for him or her.
Check out this new book, or just use the quick start guide in this blog post to get your wheels turning.
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