Seeing as it’s Friday, I thought I’d kick off the weekend with something fun.
I think any writer will admit that body language can be tricky to describe and that it’s hard not to fall into the trap of overusing certain descriptions. Pretty soon all the shrugging, eye rolling, and arm crossing can get out of control. While revising, I’ve definitely come across repetition of certain gestures that I need to omit or change. One of my personal favourites is raising, arching, quirking, pinching, and furrowing eyebrows. Apparently the eyebrows in my story like to bust a move.
Kinda like this:
What can I say? I find eyebrows expressive and in this case weirdly funny.