We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.
You guys, this is such a great chart especially for budding writers. Sometimes it’s more effective to show a character being bored or excited or shocked without explicitly saying so.
Dean and Sam are on a hunt, but Dean takes five to call Cas. Sam’s just standing there, leafing through their notes. Then Dean goes, “Okay, baby, I’ll call you later.”
Sam lifts a brow, but Dean doesn’t notice because suddenly he’s saying, “No, no, I didn’t mean it like that. You’re not a baby. Come on, Cas. You know I love you, jesus.”
And Sam can’t stop laughing because Dean turns red and says, “I didn’t mean - I didn’t mean Jesus!”
So there’s a really tense moment in Supernatural.
Dean enters an orchard in which we previously saw people being brutally murdered by a creepy ass scarecrow.
Alone, he walks up to that same scarecrow. He looks it in the eyes, we know what it’s capable of and the sort of things it’s done. There’s tense music, Dean is in danger.
Then this happens
And that, ladies and gentlemen, pretty much sums up the entire show.
i cant believe this is a real show