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Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings (Author Tools Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01LX5LZMT
- Publication date : September 11, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2185 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 171 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #58,614 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Even if you don't want to use what the author offers verbatim, there are so many combinations one can make from the suggestions, that you'll never find yourself wondering how to express emotion in a fresh, unique way.
This book covers all the senses, feelings, descriptive passages, antonyms, synonyms and examples of how to put emotion into your writing. I found it quite enlightening and well done.
The author also included a section of suggestions to improve your writing that are offered by other authors. I plan to use this book as a reference from now on as I write.
Top reviews from other countries
The book essentially comprises lists of differing emotions combined with vast array of alternative descriptive phrases and sentences a writer could utilise. The author has taken time to note how he describes an emotion and how authors of books he has read portray them. It is from these longterm observances the lists have been created. Certainly a work of dedication, it must have taken ages.
Where an emotion is not immediately self evident or may be interpreted as defining more than one reaction, the author has kindly offered explanations and expansions. With these and many others, lists of synonyms, metaphors, examples, and alternatives are also incorporated, all of which help comprehension.
Authors are frequently told to ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’ e.g. convey a reaction by means of painting a picture in words as opposed to a straight forward statement explaining what is going on. This method makes it much more enjoyable and relatable for readers and is more likely to engage their own emotions. This book will prove a very useful resource toward achieving the ‘show’ style. It is certainly one authors should consider for their reference libraries.
One word of warning: most of the content is set out in tables consequently, when utilising an e-reading device, there may be some formatting issues. However, these do not detract unduly from the reader’s ability to understand, enjoy, and absorb the content.
As indicated, this is a book to dip into whenever a writer wishes to find a different way to express something familiar. The standard, often cliche phrases are listed but along with many alternatives which may be used per se or in part.
Emotional Beats has already proved useful by providing inspiration for those situations where I need a beat to improve the richness of my writing.
This is a useful reference book I will constantly refer to as my own book progresses.