Emotional Beats

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I just finished reading this book! First, the book blurb found on Amazon. 

Do You Want To Show, Not Tell, Emotions?

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 in their innate ability to create richer, more immediate, deeper writing.

This emotional thesaurus includes hundreds of examples that you can use for your inspiration, so that you, too, can harness this technique to easily convert your writing into palpable feelings. Genre fiction authors can use Emotional Beat as a feeling thesaurus and watch their writing take off!

Emotional Beats was an award-winning Finalist in the IPA 2017 Awards.

My review:

I wish I had read this book before writing my first book! The book is overflowing with creative ways to make your writing stand out from the rest. I’m keeping this as a thesaurus on hand, even though I now write children’s books. Five stars. I highly recommend for any author, new or with books under their belts, and screen writers as well. 

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