As I have been pecking away at the keys working on my new projects, I’ve been compiling a little list for myself. I thought I would make it pretty and share it with all of you. I do like to share. Is that weird? Well, not everything—my toothbrush is off limits. Now that I have made that clear, here is my latest infographic.
When a character has a 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.
I haven’t offered a free resource in a little while. so here is my latest offering. Often writers forget to incorporate all five senses, make sure you include taste and smell, in addition to what your characters touch and see. Here is a cheat sheet to help you add sensory details involving the most overlooked senses.
As I have been sifting through my edits for my current project, The Fallen: Part Two, I have been finding that I have gotten a tad bit lazy with the word look. I compiled this list to use while editing, and thought I would share it with y’all (suddenly I’m a from Texas…or just really tired). If you see words I have missed, please comment. I am happy to revise my list! (PDF at the bottom).