Check out Part 2 of Nicholas Rossis’ book, Emotional Beats via his blog.
Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, featuring Part 2 of the book: Body Parts. This post deals with eyes:
As the saying goes, eyes are the window to the soul. They are also a writer’s best friend, as they can convey a wide variety of emotions. The only thing you need to watch out for is using overworn words: doesn’t “he gaped, unable to peel his gaze off the woman” sound better than “he stared at her”?
- Her eyelids fluttered shut.
- A flash of movement caught her eye.
- Her eyes clouded.
- He blinked owlishly.
- She blinked with feigned innocence.
- Her eyes rolled skyward.
- Her eyes wandered.
- Out of the corner of her eye, she saw him.
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