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Fiction University: How to Subtly Boost Your Dialogue’s Power With Body Language

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I have been adding subtle body language descriptions to my characters when they are speaking. I am glad to share WHY we should do this! ❤

Source: Fiction University: How to Subtly Boost Your Dialogue’s Power With Body Language

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Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.

She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

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  1. Body language includes wagging one’s tail, correct? Actually, you poor humans are so limited in that regard. We canines can show how we’re feeling in myriad ways just with our tails. We tuck them in, hold them high, vigorously wag them, slowly wag them . . . etc . . . etc . . .

    Anyway, my advice is, that the next time your protagonist gets in a pickle have him or her explain his or her way out of it with a lot tail action. You can’t go wrong doing that. Believe me.

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  2. Ha, Ha! That is great advice Danny! I am a student of writing so I feel like I am still learning. The idea is to give some dimension to your character so they appear human. That helps the dialog not appear stilted and allows the reader to identify with the emotions of the hero… at least I hope this to be the case. LOL!

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