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Joy

Posted in Characters, Emotions, Research, Show Don't Tell by DLFowler on January 9, 2011

I almost for got about joy. How could that have happened?

This is your second chance to help me gather material for future writing projects. I’m looking for ways to show emotions in my characters.

It’s also my eighth straight day of blog posts. How long will my streak go?

When I feel joy, I don’t have to breathe. Oxygen seems to rush in through my pores. My chin quivers, signaling spasms are about to over take my chest as my whole body heaves involuntarily. Tears rush from behind my eyes to spill out over my cheeks, and all my words stick somewhere between my throat and my tongue.

 So what do your body parts do when you feel joy? Please share a comment.

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