Today, I want to share it with you!
Here are the five techniques to use and I've used them. They work! Thanks, Randy!
1) Action - Anything your chracters do, shown in real-time.
Example: Jake swung the bat into the kidnapper's head.
2) Dialogue - Anything your characters say, shown in quote marks.
Example: "Take that, you scurvy dog!"
3) Interior Monologue - Anything your characters think, whether a verbatim record of the thought or a mere statement of it. Verbatim thoughts, Randy says, are often shown in italics.
But indirect thoughts are not.
Examples: "And if you ever touch my daughter again, you're dead."
What were these idiots thinking, to mess with the daughter of a Navy Seal?
4) Interior Emotion - Anything your characters feel. This is best done by showing direct physiological
reactions which can be directly interpreted as emotions.
Example: Another rush of adrenaline boiled up in Jake's stomach.
5) Description - Anything your characters can see, hear, smell, taste or touch.
Examples: Two gunshots rang in quick succession.
Cold air rushed over Jake like a river.
He smelled gunpowder so strong he could taste it.
The small red dot of a lazer aiming device raced across the floor
toward his feet.
Go and use this stuff! Elva Cobb Martin