Physical Reactions in Writing Take 2
Letting your characters respond to the stimulus you placed in their path helps the reader to feel they are experiencing the same thing.
Ask if the stimulus should/could/would affect your character, emotionally or physically? Then ask, which is best for your story?
Many times it can be both! Here's how.
Thinking about the plot of my next book I smacked into a car on the parking lot of the mall. I glanced around, had anyone who knew me seen me? It would give them one more piece of ammo to aim at me. Would they think of something new to call me? Clumsy, klutzy, head in the clouds I've been called them all.
Thinking about the plot of my next book I smacked into a car on the mall parking lot. A sharp pain ripped through my weak knee. I gasped and sunk to the ground holding in screams with my hand.
I wrote about Writing Physical Reactions here and showed you how to make subtle changes to bring your writing alive.
Pull out a piece of your writing and incorporate some physical reactions.
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Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances about women who challenge their fears even though they want to run from them. Author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families.