Characters love to—
* sigh *
and take deep breaths
when they’re not
catching their breath at the back of their throats
They like taking sidelong glances as they
look out the corner of their eyes,
and they’re fond of
through clenched teeth.
They’ll pinch the bridge of their noses
or roll their eyes in frustration
or furrow/cock their brows in confusion.
And their mouths drop open in shock.
In good moods, they’re wild about
chuckle or snicker or giggle
with smug grins.
In tender moments, they’ll
and do everything
softly and gently.
And they absolutely get off on
beginning to do some things
while starting to do others.
These are just some of the things I see characters loving to do all over the place when I edit manuscripts. (I catch ’em with the naked eye, but a tool like “Wordle” might also help authors divide and conquer those tendencies)
What penchants do YOUR characters have?