Emotion Thesaurus: Fear

  • shaking, trying not to shake
  • a white-knuckled grip
  • leg muscles tightening, ready to run
  • shivery skin, crawling flesh
  • dizziness
  • gasping for air
  • dry mouth
  • crying
  • shaking the head in denial
  • a voice that goes shrill
  • stuttering, mispronouncing words
  • a compulsion to talk non-stop about anything
  • loosening of the bladder
  • holding back a scream or cry
  • flinching at noises
  • the sudden urge to flee
  • hyper-sensitivity to touch


Good news! This sample has been expanded and streamlined into book form! The full list of physical, internal, and mental cues for this and 74 other emotions can be found in The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, available for purchase at AmazonBarnes & NobleiTunes, and Smashwords. The PDF is also downloadable via the Paypal button in the sidebar. 


3 comments:

Merc said...

This is a FANTASTIC reference! :D Great job, ladies, keep it up!

~Merc

Becca said...

Thanks, Merc!

Liz said...

Wonderful site. There is so much here to help me with my writing, and I really appreciate that. Many thanks!!

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