Vassa in the Night is a YA book I received in the September OwlCrate subscription box. Written by Sarah Porter and published on September 20th, 2016, this book is 296 pages of the most cleverly crafted magic realism I have ever read. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter”
Here is a great list of ways to show emotion through body language in writing!
By Sharla Rae
Have you ever people-watched and tried to guess by facial expressions and body movements what people are feeling or thinking?
This non-verbal communication of emotion, state of mind or state of physical well-being is known as body language.
Body Language is one of the most artistic and useful tools in the writing craft.
Writers paint word visuals of a character’s movements in the reader’s mind and this art is crucial in making our characters look and act like real people rather than stick characters moving around on the page.
I demonstrated how to use body language as a tool to eliminate clunky saidisms in my blog, “Dialogue Tags: How To Kill Some Of The Little Buggers,– showing who’s speaking rather than telling.
Body language may also be used to set the tone or atmosphere in a scene. Example: A character…
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Yesterday I finally got my hands on two books that I’ve been dying for. The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman and the second light novel in the Durarara!! series, by Ryohgo Narita. So excited!!