Friday, January 05, 2007


Writers craft words to convey emotions. It's so easy to say a character looked nervous, but that's the author telling information. Write a sentence showing each of the following acting nervous without using the word nervous:

  1. a young boy as his father pulls in the driveway
  2. a woman waiting in the doctor's office
  3. a man waiting to meet someone

Once you complete your sentences, choose one and use it as the first sentence in a short scene or story.

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Tom Bailey said...

My writting skills are probably much weaker than my emotions behind them. This is great information.

Donna Sundblad said...

Growth as a writer comes as we learn to make our chracters three dimensional--emotional, physical real flesh kind of people.