I was just notified that my emotional thesaurus book, Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings, has been selected as a FINALIST in the TopShelf Book Awards!
Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings
Because of the way our brains are wired, readers empathize more strongly if you don’t name the emotion you are trying to describe. As soon as you name an emotion, readers go into thinking mode. And when they think about an emotion, they distance themselves from feeling it.
A great way to show anger, fear, indifference, and the whole range of emotions that characterize the human experience, is through beats. These action snippets that pepper dialogue can help describe a wide range of emotions, while avoiding lazy writing. The power of beats lies…
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