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, listing beats you can use to convey:
Characters will often experience sadness. Many will cry (see next), but some may display their sadness with a relaxation of the muscles. For example:
- He hunched.
- She slouched.
- Her shoulders sagged.
- His shoulders slumped.
- She wilted.
- He went limp.
- He yawned.
- The whole world seemed to be moving in slow motion. She felt like she was walking in a dream world; a horrific, nightmarish dream world.
- He heard a roaring in his ears and lost track of what others were saying [this is also a physical manifestation of unbearable grief].
- Her heart stuttered, and there was this falling, spinning-down feeling.
- His face sagged.
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