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.