When writing, characters should have realistic physical reactions. Here’s a graphic to help you pinpoint the physical response.
It is important to match the physical and emotional responses to achieve realism, even if you are writing fantasy.
This infographic from Prompt Me Novel is 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?
From Prompt Me Novel
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.
Have you always wanted to start (or finish) that novel? This gives you one place to organize each of your projects and tips to get finished.
Workbook sections include:
- Brainstorm and outlining
- Plotting and the “Tent Pole” Method
- Character Worksheets
- Master Lists and more!
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Pace is, I think, one of the toughest things to wrap your mind around as an author. The mechanics of writing can be learned; structure can be applied to give a story shape and direction. Tension and conflict can be created through character interaction. But pace can remain elusive no matter how many books you’ve…
No one is perfect, especially your characters. Use these handy lists to get inspired to mess someone up. I mean, give your characters relatable flaws. 😀
Have you ever struggled to get words on the page? Here are 5 actionable steps for busting writer’s block and getting inspiration to flow.