If you’re tired of conjuring up fresh ways to describe a gaze, smile, or sigh in your fiction, then I’ve got a resource on nonverbal communication and body language for writers that you might be interested in! I just released the Energize Your Writing Toolkit: Cheat Sheets for Character Emotions, a 100-page printable toolkit jam-packed with more than 4,000 emotional phrases arranged into easy-to-digest lists.
- Put the pages into a binder that you can pull out whenever you need help showing a character’s emotions.
- Get inspiration when you’re stuck or scenes need more emotion. Use the phrases word-for-word, refine them, or mix & match.
- Use the blank lines and print extra copies of the page template to add your own phrases and categories.
The toolkit includes:
Overview of nonverbal communication and body language.
Detailed written instructions and examples on how to use the cheat sheets.
A walk-through video.
More than 4,000 nonverbal prompts that span 21 categories and numerous subcategories.
See It In Action nonverbal snippets from published books.
Discussion questions that guide you through finding your strengths and weaknesses.
Bonus nonverbal communication video from the online course Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable.
Watch the above trailer for a quick overview and purchase here.
Stacy Juba, the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, is a freelance editor and online course creator who teaches authors how to simplify the self-editing process and fit their writing goals into a busy life. Her books include the Storybook Valley chick lit series and the Hockey Rivals young adult sports novels.
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