Thursday, December 12, 2013

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By: Susan J. Morris

Body language can transform a fight scene from mere hack-and-slash into a riveting clash of bodies and souls. It can make an otherwise yawn-inducing argument so intense you forget to breathe. And it can take the wooden performance of a cardboard character and bring it to vibrant, messy, glorious life.
I mean, don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of dialogue, and there’s a ton you can do with it alone.

You can express every emotion in the world, and a host of interesting subtexts with your choice of words, tone of voice, placement of dialogue tags, and so forth. But that’s just one language. Think of how much more you could do with two!*

Because body language, when you think about it, is just that: a language. Providing layers of meaning and nuance, as well as fodder for some of the juiciest gossip and social drama. Which is awesome! Or at least, it is when you put it in the context of writing. By using body language to accent action, dialogue, and character interactions, you can:

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. If I Was vs. If I Were
  2. Brutal Draft Revisions | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  3. Blog Post Titles that Don't Confuse Your Social Media Followers:  @EdieMelson RT @elizabethscraig
  4. How to Drive More Facebook Traffic to Your Website | Social Media Examiner
  5. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Selling Books To Those Who Sell To Bookstores
  6. 47 Places to Submit Your Free KDP Select Promotion for Your Kindle eBook
  7. Maggie Lyons Blog: Critiques Are Essential
  8. 41 Flavors of Body Language for Writers: @susanjmorris RT @elizabethscraig:
  9. Are You Missing Your Best Fiction Marketing Opportunity? | storyrally
  10. 5-Minute Daily LinkedIn Marketing Plan via BlueWire | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  11. 5 Books to Give Your Trickiest Recipients | Tue Night
  12. Five Ways To Deal With Rejection And Use It To Achieve Your Goals | The Money Earning Sites Central
  13. 7 Ways to Grow Your Blog With Pinterest | Social Media Examiner
  14. Retailers Sink Ebook Best-Seller Prices to Lowest Levels Ever With Holiday Discounting | The Passive Voice |
  15. Judge Dismisses Indie Booksellers’ Lawsuit Against Amazon & the Big Six - GalleyCat
  16. Writability: On Letting Your Characters Go
  17. 10 Ways to Switch Your Brain to Writing Mode When Working From Home : @ProBlogger
  18. Author, Jody Hedlund: Sometimes WHO You Know Can Help You Advance
  19. Writing Fast, Funnels And Calls To Action. My Lessons Learned From Write, Publish, Repeat. | The Creative Penn
  20. Novel Rocket: Tips to Adjust Your Writing Schedule and Enjoy the Holidays!
  21. Exclusive Survey Results: All About Self-Publishing | Digital Book World
  22. Control Your Social Media Branding With Open Graph Meta Tags | SociableBlog 
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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