When a character has an emotional reaction to something, it is good for he or she to have a realistic physical response to match. This is a quick graphic based on medical research as to where we actually feel the emotions in our bodies. Whether you agree or not, I hope this helps you think through your responses.
Do you have any responses that you think are missing? What are they?
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This chart above is from Prompt Me Novel: Creative Writing Workbook & Journal. You will find this and many more helpful tips and tricks to help you succeed. Including graphic organizers to keep track of your characters and much more.
I use one of these for each of my projects and label the spine.
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