Monday, April 14, 2008

A Graphic Look At Emotions

Emotion is vital to a good story. Characters are flat without realistic, dynamic emotion and the story will not hook a reader. While emotion has been covered on this blog in earlier blog entries, new information is always helpful to writers. A notable thought about emotions is that they are not pure responses, but are a complex blend of feelings and reactions with nuances and dimensions that come alive in a character's actions and thoughts.

A weblink came to my attention through blogger and romance novelist RaeAnne Thayne that creates a three-dimensional look at emotion and its amazing blend of colors. The article shows how a stimulus results in reactions both in thought, feelings, and behavior as the character disgests the event in all its complexities.

Click on this link and digest the powerful information.
http://www.fractal.org/Bewustzijns-Besturings-Model/Nature-of-emotions.htm

5 comments:

Kristi Holl said...

Thanks for the tip! Sounds fascinating.

Gail Gaymer Martin said...

Kristi - Glad you found the link interesting. I did too. I thought it was different seeing it in vivid color as a graphic.

Thanks for dropping by.
Gail

The Surrendered Scribe said...

I had never seen that before. That is great information to keep on hand. Thanks for sharing.

Kristina said...

Thank you, Gail. This is an awesome tool to have. I view everthing you post, and I find it all very helpful. Thanks again.

Kristina

Gail Gaymer Martin said...

Thanks so much for dropping me a line. I'm pleased you found this as interesting as I did, and thanks Kristina, for letting me know you are finding the writing site helpful.

Blessings,
Gail
www.gailmartin.com