Sunday, August 28, 2011
Character Body Language
"What Is Your Body Language Saying?" -- Real Simple Magazine
Every body movement, every expression, tells a story. This article provides excellent information on body language that can be applied to our fictitious characters. Here are a few examples:
Brushing hair off your face - may be a sign of nerves or flirtation.
Nibbling your lips - an attempt to comfort yourself.
Pursing your lips - a clear sign of anger.
Standing with legs apart - dominance and determination.
Hiding your hands - a movement of deceit.
All of these movements, as well as the others listed in the article, provide a means of "showing, not telling" about your character.
There. I'm motivated and focused. Back to writing.