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, listing beats you can use to convey:
A simple “he frowned” is the easiest way to portray a troubled character. It can get overused rather fast, though. Consider instead some of these alternatives to portray worry:
- Dissatisfaction plowed his brow.
- Up went his eyebrows.
- One heavy eyebrow slanted in strong disapproval.
- His expression slid into a frown.
- His brow furrowed.
- Her knitted eyebrows told me she did not believe me
- Her forced nod of agreement told me I had failed to convince her.
- His forehead creased with worry.
- He had a little furrow between his eyebrows as he thought.
- A deep frown crossed / creased his brow.
- He scrunched his…
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