Friday, December 17, 2010

Head Over to Romance University

Today at RU, I give a list of ten ways to add emotion to your story. Can you add to the list?



green_knight said...

Timely article. This fits in well with the stuff I am currently working on - I would love it if you could give us some examples of using physical details to convey emotions. (I grok the principle, but having concrete examples makes it easier to emulate techniques.)

Wes said...

Great advice.

GK, I don't know if this fits your question, but my MC is a 17 year old kid. When he witnesses a man being scalped (in 1821) he hears the scalp being ripped from the skull, sees the gleaming white skull, and pukes. I didn't write anything that described his emotions.