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.


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.

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.


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.