Showing Emotion in Fiction

I’m honored to be a guest blogger at Chip MacGregor’s blog today. This is one I posted elsewhere before, but I thought it was good enough to share again.

How do most of us (note—I’m one of the us) show emotions in our stories? Often, we use physiological responses. Here are a few:

  • Sad—eyes filling with tears
  • Angry—fists clenching or slamming stuff
  • Worried—gut twisting
  • Happy—smiling, grinning, laughing, chuckling, giggling

It works, it’s easy, and it makes the point. It’s perfect.

Maybe not.

Stop by Chip MacGregor’s blog to read the rest.

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