Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Translate emotions into written body language 
Body language tells a story and body language is central to our writing. Sometimes, it's easier said than written. The cheat sheets below (www.writerswrite.co.nz) will help you show a character's state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

The Top Five Tips For Using Body Language
  1. Use body language to add depth to dialogue. 
  2. Use it because more than 50% of human communication is non-verbal.
  3. Use it to show how your character's emotions affect his or her actions.
  4. Use it to help you show rather than tell your reader everything.se it in moderation.
  5. Overused body language can slow your story down.

1 comment:

  1. Love love love this! I'm saving it to my "Writerly tips" file. Thanks for sharing.