Beyond the Furrowed Brow

  1. How to Help your Characters Speak Without Saying a Word

90% of communication is non-verbal, but what does it mean when someone lifts their chin, twirls their hair, or shakes with both hands?  By understanding the fundamental emotions and how they are expressed and experienced, an author can create a richer narrative for the reader.  We’ll look at the 8 basic emotions: surprise, anger, sadness, disgust, contempt, fear, embarrassment, and happiness.  We’ll also examine the different types of hugs, kisses, handshakes and smiles, as well as the inherent structure of flirting.

About the presenter:

Jennifer Carole Lewis is a local paranormal romance author who has spent many years learning to break down non-verbal communication for her children with autism.  After awhile, she realized she’d also created a valuable writing resource.  She is a full time mom, with a full time job, as well as being a full time writer, which means that she is very interested in speaking to anyone with a practical cloning or time-travel method.

Event details

Sunday October 1, 2017 (2:30-4:00 pm)

Location CHANGED! Now at James Bartleman City Archives

100 Tallwood Drive

Free for members | $20 for guests

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In consideration for those who have allergies and asthma, please refrain from wearing scented products at our workshops and meetings.

Don’t forget! Before the workshop:

  • Member meeting (1:00-1:30 PM)
  • Member critique & brainstorming roundtable (1:30-2:15 PM)