She sat he stood what do your characters do while they talk english edition ebook hanson ginger amazonde kindle shop. I have often considered this when writing what your characters should be doing whilst they talk to make the dialogue more realistic to help to set or enhance the scene and give the speech more strength overall on the one hand we dont sit like mannequins when we speak plus body language gives so much away nervous fiddling avoiding gazes and so on on the other i worry about giving . Based on a workshop she presented at regional national and online writing conferences ms hanson draws on examples from books movies and plays to demonstrate ways to keep your characters from sitting standing or looking out a window as they talk. Therefore your characters must do more than just sit or stand to look and act realistic which means you as the writer need to know your characters you need to understand the 10 basic and 4 complex emotions and that men and communicate differently when you write dialogue she sat he stood covers all of that and more. She sat he stood what do your characters do while they talk c2014 wwwginger hansoncom examples of body language clues eyes direct eye contact indicates truth and openness while little or no direct eye contact signals the person is not telling the truth when someone lies their eyes glance down or from side to side
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