We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviors. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.
And I have issues with this. I don’t know why I always feel like my body language doesn’t convey the image I want it to. So after some online scouring, I found a few cheat sheets and hints. So enjoy. 🙂
The Top Five Tips For Using Body Language
- Use body language to add depth to dialogue.
- Use it because more than 50% of human communication is non-verbal.
- Use it to show how your character’s emotions affect his or her actions.
- Use it to help you show, rather than tell your reader everything.
- Use it in moderation. If overused, it can slow your story down.
So I was having a discussion with another pagan friend and the topic of magick came up. Do you “K” your magick? She doesn’t. I do. She told me that the “K” looked ridiculous at the end of it. And I remarked that without the “K” I think of street magic, illusions and stage magicians.
I got to thinking is there really any difference?? Well to start off, its not a set in stone rule either way. I have several books that use a “K”, and several that don’t.
The spelling (with a “K”) apparently came from Aleister Crowley, a well-known witch and occult magician from way back. He started using the term for these reasons, within the Thelemic religion and magickal practice that he founded. But it wasn’t just to make a difference between real occult magick and stage magic.
The letter “k” is the 11th number in the alphabet, and Crowley was a big believer in the power of numerology. The additional letter not only creates a visually distinct word, but the “K” brings a great deal of extra power to the word through it’s association with 11 (a Master number).
So when you’re talking about spells, don’t be surprised or confused when sometimes they are magic spells and other times they are magick spells. If you can’t seem to remember the “K” in your own writing, don’t worry about it. Your spells will still work.
So riddle me this… do you use a “K”?? Why or why not?
Blessed Be and have a wonderful Thursday
If you feel the message of this video, I want you to feel it in your heart and know that this message was shared because in some way, you asked for it to be given to you at this time. ❤ We have each others back like that. I don’t care how you got here but if you can feel the truth in this message then you have just connected to the real you.
Mind you this is not mine, credit goes to thespiritscience.net/2014/06/09/a-video-that-might-just-awaken-you-to-the-real-you/
I just thought it fitting to share it with all of you.
I can do calligraphy but it is no where near this pretty. But I blame this due to lack of practice.
This makes me want to start it up again… now if only I could find my set.
“Too many words spoil the soup” That is true. You have to be very careful when writing. Details are wonderful. Too many details can run a wonderful story.
Have a wonderful Day!
If you’ve got 5 minutes to spare. Watch this. It’s great. Like for reals.