Saturday, September 28, 2013

Valuable Links: Emotion Thesaurus

You want to avoid telling the emotion of your characters, because telling is supposedly a very, very bad thing. But how do you manage that? 

If you can't tell everyone that Scooby Doo is afraid, then what do you do? 

The easiest method is showing his body language to clue in the reader. Instead of saying Scooby Doo was afraid. 

Scooby Doo's eyes bulged. He shook like a doggie earthquake and wiped sweaty paws on the back of Shaggy's green shirt.

But what do you do if you want to show an emotion, but your ideas are dry?

Why you run straight to the Emotion Thesaurus quick links. There you'll discover that frustration is bunching your hands into fists or running fingers through hair or kicking at something. 

They have over forty emotions so you're sure to find the one you need to describe your character. Happy showing!

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