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    Portraying the emotion of curiosity

    Emotions can’t be told. They have to be shown #FeelLines runs every Thursday on Twitter. The weekly theme is based on an emotion. The aim is to show a line where a character in your writing expresses this emotion.  Definition: curiosity (about something) | curiosity (to do something) a strong desire to know about something. Expressing the emotion of curiosity Ah! Something has piqued the interest of our main character, compelling them to investigate.  Curiosity fuels plots A curious mind goes places. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s curiosity led down the rabbit hole. Curiosity leads Bathsheba to meet Sergeant Troy in the hollow amid the ferns in Far from the Madding Crowd.…

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    Portraying the emotion of scorn

    Emotions can’t be told. They have to be shown   #FeelLines runs every Thursday on Twitter. The weekly theme is based on an emotion. The aim is to show a line where a character in your writing expresses this emotion.   The definition of scorn   The definition of scorn is a feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something.   A favourite emotion employed by the bullies and those who think themselves better than others.   Putting our characters into houses.   We make a habit of compartmentalising personality traits and we have been doing it for a long time.   Ayurveda developed over three-thousand years…

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    Portraying the emotion of anxiety

    Emotions can’t be told. They have to be shown   #FeelLines runs every Thursday on Twitter. The weekly theme is based on an emotion. The aim is to show a line where a character in your writing expresses this emotion.   Expressing the emotion of anxiety   The definition of anxiety is the state of feeling nervous or worried that something bad is going to happen.     Anxiety is a common emotion that we will all feel during our lives. It is the state of fear from the anticipation of a real or imagined threat, event or situation.   The perception of the threat can be from an internal…

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    Portraying the emotion of desperation

    #FeelLines runs every Thursday on Twitter. The weekly theme is based on an emotion. The aim is to show a line where a character in your writing expresses this emotion. Expressing the emotion of desperation   The definition of desperation is the state of being desperate. Feeling or showing you have little hope and are ready to do anything without worrying about danger to yourself or others Needing or wanting something very much In the extreme, desperation will cause your characters to act out of character. They will be rash. Judgement and decision making will be hampered. They will break rules. Those who impede them will be cast aside, regardless…