Emotional Beats: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Nicholas C. Rossis

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. As last week’s post was shorter than usual, I hope to compensate with today’s one, which deals with what you can hear:

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Emotional Beats | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Read for free with KU

Sound is a particularly evocative sense that can be used to bring any scene to life. For example, a single sentence like, “computers beeped, phones shrilled, and printers whirred” conveys all the bustle in a modern office.

  • A shutter banged against the frame.
  • A car door slammed.
  • A dog howled in the distance.
  • The motor stuttered and whined.
  • The ceiling fan whirred.
  • The rope clanked rhythmically against the flagpole.
  • Computers beeped, phones shrilled, and printers…

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