FEAR – a cheat sheet, of sorts

Dan Alatorre


I’ve needed to do his for a while… so I did. And I figured if I needed it, you might.

So here.

This is a list of things words and phrases to convey fear in a character (some are more for nervousness but that’s an offshoot of fear, more or less.

(We’ve discussed writing effective emotions before HEREbut didn’t make a list of words for it.)

We probably need one for every emotion, and as creative types I’m sure we can think them up for ourselves.

Add to this list and feel free to start a new list with words and phrases to express whatever you’re struggling with. I’ll cut-paste them all into a big post or several small posts.

TIP: USE SHORTER SENTENCES for the fearful part


TIP: think of what you do when the emotion happens, and then play it back in your…

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