Understanding your character’s behaviour and why they react to events enables the reader to establish a connection with your character.
Body language isn’t just being able to tell off-the-bat that someone is lying. It is
about directing you onto the next action or line of questioning to take. Enabling you to ‘read the room’ more effectively. And portray your character and villains in a subtle way by using body language and facial expressions to suggest what they might be thinking.
Using the five senses to depict what your character is experiencing, and to ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’ what is going on.
Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs.
Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour.
While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works.
To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.
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