As writing a book is the next major goal on my list, I found this post both informative and inspirational!
Emotions are something we deal with constantly everyday. When I first started writing I told the emotions instead of showing them. ‘She was angry.’ This was lazy and hard to read. I read blogs, articles and some of the books out there such as Master lists for writers and the Emotion thesaurus. Why? Because showing emotion is a lot harder than saying it. Also because emotion generally fell within conversation and ended up at taglines. I read blogs, books and articles Learning more every time.
Here is a telling emotional conversation from my rough draft.
“Are you calling me stupid?” Erin said angrily.
Sam was glad the beds were between them and felt brave for some strange reason.
“No, but you’re acting it.” Sam said forcefully. She did not want to do this, but she was committed and had had enough of her nasty attitude.
“Insult me again Sam and…
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