Read With Me - A Taste Of Your Own Magic - Chapter 5 & 6

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Just when newly minted ASSET agent Sage Cynwrig thought she was getting the hang of this whole magic thing, a smooth-talking Djinn named Luke moves in next door. And he's got more on his mind than making her wishes come true.

He'll have to take a number. Between her sharp-tongued, machete wielding partner, Grey, and Zack the flirtatious vampire-for-hire, Sage has enough magical men making her life hell.

And then there's the new job. It's all hands on deck at ASSET. Magical creatures are disappearing from the Las Vegas Strip. Rumor has it, the missing creatures are ingredients in a forbidden magical recipe. Someone's attempting to recreate the lost Amulet of Emmuri, and gain power to rival the gods.

Because of course Sage's first official assignment as an agent would require her to, you know, save the world!

To accomplish that, however, she'll have to cross enemy lines and break the very magical laws she just swore to uphold.

Read With Me - A Taste of Your Own Magic Chapter 3 & 4


Grab Your Books, it's Story Time!!!
#authortube #readwithme #storytime #fantasybooks #bookclub

We're on to Book 2 in the Agents of A.S.S.E.T. Series! A Taste of Your Own Magic. 
Don't have the book? No worries. Grab a copy from your favorite online retailer. 

Read along with us each week!

Just when newly minted ASSET agent Sage Cynwrig thought she was getting the hang of this whole magic thing, a smooth-talking Djinn named Luke moves in next door. And he's got more on his mind than making her wishes come true.

He'll have to take a number. Between her sharp-tongued, machete wielding partner, Grey, and Zack the flirtatious vampire-for-hire, Sage has enough magical men making her life hell.

And then there's the new job. It's all hands on deck at ASSET. Magical creatures are disappearing from the Las Vegas Strip. Rumor has it, the missing creatures are ingredients in a forbidden magical recipe. Someone's attempting to recreate the lost Amulet of Emmuri, and gain power to rival the gods.

Because of course Sage's first official assignment as an agent would require her to, you know, save the world!

To accomplish that, however, she'll have to cross enemy lines and break the very magical laws she just swore to uphold.

Read With Me - A Taste Of Your Own Magic - Chapter 1


Grab Your Books, it's Story Time!!!
#authortube #readwithme #storytime #fantasybooks #bookclub

We're on to Book 2 in the Agents of A.S.S.E.T. Series! A Taste of Your Own Magic. 
Don't have the book? No worries. Grab a copy from your favorite online retailer. 

Read along with us each week!

Just when newly minted ASSET agent Sage Cynwrig thought she was getting the hang of this whole magic thing, a smooth-talking Djinn named Luke moves in next door. And he's got more on his mind than making her wishes come true.

He'll have to take a number. Between her sharp-tongued, machete wielding partner, Grey, and Zack the flirtatious vampire-for-hire, Sage has enough magical men making her life hell.

And then there's the new job. It's all hands on deck at ASSET. Magical creatures are disappearing from the Las Vegas Strip. Rumor has it, the missing creatures are ingredients in a forbidden magical recipe. Someone's attempting to recreate the lost Amulet of Emmuri, and gain power to rival the gods.

Because of course Sage's first official assignment as an agent would require her to, you know, save the world!

To accomplish that, however, she'll have to cross enemy lines and break the very magical laws she just swore to uphold.

Writing Visual Emotions ( Body Language) In Your Story



Body Language plays a huge part in Showing vs. Telling. 

The unspoken elements of body language are one of the elements that can truly make the character feel well rounded and believable. So we’re going to take the next few minutes to show examples of these elements, how they are described, and what meanings they hold, both for the character acting them out on the page, and the reader inferring their meaning. 

Let’s look at the key parts of the body and how their movement equates to meaning. Then we’ll go into how they work together to become the unspoken but very much understood language of emotion.


THE HEAD

A nod, bob, tilt, or shake can mean a variety of things. 

Body Language Cheat Sheet Head



THE FACE

Our face tells a lot about how we are feeling. The way we curl our lips, hold our head, or the way we avoid looking at things reveals what is going on under the surface. Take a look at these examples below to see how each description correlates to its meaning. 

Visual Emotions for authors (Body Language Cheat Sheet)


EYES

The eyes are more than just a colorful element to the face. The way they move can tell us a lot about what a character is thinking, or what they may be hiding in contrast to how they speak. With a wink or a blink, you can convey interest, anger, and much more. 

Visual Emotions for authors (Body Language Cheat Sheet)


MOUTH AND JAW

The lips and jaw are very revealing features. The way you use them can convey happiness, sadness, or secretiveness. Do you chew your lips when you’re nervous? Do you clench your jaw when you’re stressed? These descriptive additions can help emphasize the emotions that a character may not reveal through speech.

Visual Emotions for authors


HANDS, ARMS, & SHOULDERS – UPPER BODY

We move various parts of our body to emphasize or some-times hide how we feel. Body language experts can tell you what a person is not saying just by how they move. You too, as the author can use these clues to reveal what is going on under the surface when your characters are interacting with each other. 
Body Language Cheat Sheet

LEGS, FEET, & POSTURE – LOWER BODY

When a character’s body is in full view, whether sitting or standing, the way they hold themselves reveals a variety of important clues.

Visual Emotions for Writing


Now that we have a base to work from, let's put these visual clues together to reveal the emotions of a character to our readers. This is how we Show, not Tell. 

THE VISUAL EMOTIONS (BODY LANGUAGE) CHEAT SHEET

This is by no means an exhaustive list of traits belonging to each emotion, nor is it a complete list of emotions. It is meant to give you a base to pull from when attempting to show the unspoken elements that relate to the emotions your character may be feeling. 

Body Language Cheat Sheet for writers


This is what I often refer back to when revising my work to add more emotional clues. If you want to learn more tips and tricks to make your writing sizzle, check out Write and Edit The Damn Book

Writing Visual Emotions ( Body Language)


About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.