When you're writing out a scene, there are a dozen different ways you can add in details and convey an emotion. A common thing you'll hear in writing workshops is "Show, not tell." Meaning, you don't always want to tell the reader how your character feels, but rather SHOW them through the actions and movements they make. We recently did a workshop about how Controlling Objects and how it influences a scene. This exercise will be similar, only instead of controlling objects, you'll be controlling the body. Some Examples of Body Language: Showing anger through balled up fists, clenching your teeth, or nostrils flaring. Showing distress or nervousness by shuffling the feet, fidgeting with fingers, or wringing wrists. Showing happiness through a crinkling of the eyes or wistful smiles. Showing sorrow or anguish through grasping the chest, wiping away unseen tears, or a slumping of the shoulders. In this exercise, pick an emotion for your scene and express it ONLY through body language! - You character may speak and/or be speaking to someone else, but you are not allowed to have them say or think what emotion they are feeling, or use the emotion word in your post! We must be able to figure it out through your character's body language! - Make use of the BODY. Interacting with objects is acceptable, but this exercise is focusing on your body language specifically.