Emotional Beats: Out Of The Mouth…

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. This post deals with what comes…

Out Of The Mouth…

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

We all know that “said” is considered the perfect dialogue tag. Still, there are times when someone wishes to convey a feeling through a well-placed verb. Or a beat:

  • He started babbling.
  • He started prattling off every detail about [object].
  • He clicked her tongue.
  • He made a tsk-ing noise with his mouth.
  • He smacked his lips.
  • He spat the words out through gritted teeth. There was frustration and disdain wrapped up in his words.
  • His words trailed off.
  • She cooed at him.
  • Silence enveloped us.
  • Beyond that, nothing out of his mouth would…

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