In this round, one of the things I'm focusing on is making sure to show emotions. My main character experiences plenty of them, trust me, but I discovered that sometimes I tell the reader about that emotion, instead of letting them experience it right along side the main character. I want readers to FEEL their own heart beat quickening. I want their stomachs to churn and push a sour taste up into their mouths.
Yes. I do.
And how do I easily go about doing that?
THE EMOTION THESAURUS: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression by
Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi (and it has proved to be one of the best resources ever!)
If you have trouble coming up with body responses, inner or outer, for your characters (like I do), you seriously should get this book.
You can find it here on Amazon. Or visit www.thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com.