Although I focus on writing non-fiction books, I have a few fiction ideas tumbling around in my mind. With those thoughts in mind, I signed up for and completed Energize Your Writing Toolkit: Cheat Sheets for Character Emotions E-Book and Mini-Course from Shortcuts for Writers. I didn’t know quite what to expect or if there would be anything for my particular needs and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised on both accounts.
This course comes with a 100-page printable workbook entitled Energize Your Writing Toolkit: Cheat Sheets for Character Emotions that has 4,000 emotional phrases already arranged in logical lists. It is AMAZING!
Up until now, I hadn’t paid much attention to non-verbal cues in my writing. In my reading, yes. A scrunched up red face meant embarrassment or anger. But I’m writing about facts, so why would I bother with these at all? It turns out, I should. When I’m describing how the crooked president of the association disregarded my comment during the community meeting as happened in La Yacata Revolution, I could have shown his disdain by the distance he put between us and a turned head, since he said nothing at all. Hmm. Food for thought! With the excellent value I felt I received with just this course, I am hyped to keep learning with Shortcuts for Writers and I’m sure you will too!