Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, featuring Part 2 of the book: Body Parts. This post deals with facial expressions:

Facial Expressions

Emotional Beats | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

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Besides the usual way of describing an expression—he had an X look on his face—there is another, more elegant one:

  • A relieved look washed over his face.
  • She turned to me, her face lighting up as she spoke.
  • A shadow came over his face.
  • His emotions flitted across his face.
  • Darkness crossed his face.
  • A pained look marred his face.
  • She had a mischievous look plastered on her face.
  • Her brittle smile belied the sentiment of her words.

Next week: Do You Hear What I Hear? View all posts on the subject, or buy the book on Amazon – free on KU!

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