Emotion Thesaurus Addendum: Desire

  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Trying not to think of the object
  • Finding ways to be near the object
  • Loss of appetite
  • A nervous hitch in the voice
  • Shedding bad habits that stand in the way
  • A physical ache at the need to have or be with the desire
  • Creative wooing (poetry, sentimentality, meaningful gifts)
  • Striving to prove one's worth
  • A fluttering stomach
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • A touch that lingers
  • A deep gaze, communicating need with the eyes
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. 


PJ Hoover said...

Great one! I love irrational thoughts. That would/will be fun to show in first person :)

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Marian said...

Internal symptoms are the most fun to describe, aren't they? :)

A flip-flop reaction of the heart, as though it's turned over...

A hot, rushing sensation in the abdomen, as though circulation has just sped up and redirected itself...

OK, now I'm starting to grin, so I'll stop.


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