body language

Body Language

  We continue with ‘show don’t tell‘ of emotions like we did in the previous post, but this time we concentrate more on body language. Don’t tell your readers that your character is shy or nervous or jealous, but show them! Below you find a list of emotions and, next to it, the possible body language that goes with it. anticipation grin – lick lips – rub hands together – unable to sit still awe fixed gaze – slack-jawed – unable to move amusement clap hands – shake with laughter – slap thighs – throw head back – anger/aggression bare teeth – clench fists – clench jaw – flushed face – jutting chin – lower eyebrows – point finger –

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