In the midst of surfing the internet while trying to find needed focus to finish a new short story, I came across an article that may be of interest to writers:
“What Is Your Body Language Saying?” — Real Simple Magazine
Every body movement, every expression, tells a story. This article provides excellent information on body language that can be applied to our fictitious characters. Here are a few examples:
Brushing hair off your face – may be a sign of nerves or flirtation.
Nibbling your lips – an attempt to comfort yourself.
Pursing your lips – a clear sign of anger.
Standing with legs apart – dominance and determination.
Hiding your hands – a movement of deceit.
All of these movements, as well as the others listed in the article, provide a means of “showing, not telling” about your character.
There. I’m motivated and focused. Back to writing.