Enhancing Your Vocabulary: Emotions

Writers, in general, have an excellent grasp of the English language. However, there is always room for improvement, especially as they grope for that perfect word to describe a character or situation. This series provides resources to help writers reach that elusive goal.

Authors sometimes find it difficult to write about their characters’ emotions without sounding sappy or insipid. The resources below can help them resolve this situation.

3 Tips for Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes

7 Tips for Writing Emotion into Your Story

23 Emotions People Feel but Can’t Explain

29 Funny Phobias

A-Z of Fear

Anger in Other Words

Character Development and Anger

Character Feelings

Consequences of Addiction

Emotional Equations

The Emotional Guidance Scale

F is for Fear – 6 Tips on How to Evoke Fear in Your Writing

Greatest Fear: How to Find It and Run with It

How to Really Write a Character… With Depression

How to Use Layers to Show Intense Emotions

How to Write the 5 Stages of Grief

If You’re an Introvert with Anxiety, These Comics are for You [includes the anatomy of a panic attack]

The Impact of Trauma

Mood/Moment/Character & Emotions/Feelings/Behavior Words, both Positive and Negative

Navigating the Grief Wheel

The Psychology of Writing: Character Development and Fear

The Psychology of Writing: Character Development and Sadness

Sensual Word Menu

Shift word choice in the favor of emotion

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Write the Stages of Grief

Showing Emotion

Speaking of Emotion: Vocabulary Expansion for Authors

The Tasks of Grief

Types of Trauma

What You Need to Know to Write PTSD in Fiction

What’s Your Emotion Color Today?


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