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- Publication Date: February 20, 2017
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Rayne Hall’s book, Writing Vivid Emotions: Professional Techniques for Writers, will help you do just that. The first 11 chapters cover techniques, from showing body language, to getting readers to feel your characters’ visceral reactions, to varying emotional intensity, and more. You’ll learn what to show and what not to show, how to play on the reader’s feelings even while the point of view (POV) character is experiencing something different, and even how to foreshadow through subtle emotional cues.
Chapter 12 will be a great help when you’re having trouble varying a character’s body language. Titled “Chapter 1: Thesaurus of Body Language Cues,” it contains an alphabetical list emotions, and many body language tells for each. Perhaps you wouldn’t have come up with crisp nodding as a way one shows satisfaction, or licking one’s lips as a tell for love, but these may be perfect for how one of your characters would react.
“Chapter 13: Thesaurus of Visceral Responses,” will increase your set of tools for showing readers how your POV character is feeling. You may have a confused character, but you’ve had his chest tighten several times already in your book. Check in Chapter 13, and you’ll find that confused people sometimes start to feel hot. Tada! A new clue about how he’s feeling.
The book ends with two of Rayne’s short stories. In this way, she demonstrates many of the techniques used in the book. For example, the first story, Druid Stones, shows a cheerful woman going to visit a druid circle. However, the details let the reader know that she shouldn’t be feeling excitement, but fear.
Keep in mind, this book is intended for intermediate to advanced writers, and beginners may find them too tricky. There are many books out there for new writers. If that’s you, I suggest looking into various Writer’s Digest books. Work on your craft from those awhile, then come back to Rayne’s Writer’s Craft series.
Thanks again for another excellent writing guide!
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I loved the chapters 9.Varying the Emotional Intensity, 10.Layering Emotions and 11.Read more