We all like to think we can spot a lie from ten paces. But can we really? How many times has someone fooled you?
Why am I asking about liars? Because knowing how to spot one, is helpful in writing. If we know how people recognize when someone is lying we can use those signs for a villain. The body language of a liar is great fodder for a story.
Add body language of a liar to round out your antagonist.
So if you bullshit meter needs fine turning then check out this article on this subject…
Here is the show don’t tell, tips I gleaned about liars.
- Fails to make eye contact. Looks at the floor, ceiling or hands. Or, make eye contact with an unblinking stare.
- Avoids using contractions. “I did not…” instead of “I didn’t…”
- Answers question with a…
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