Show and Tell: Make Body Language Work for Your Story

Most writers are familiar with the mantra, “Show, don’t tell.” Seems easy, right? But how to show a character is angry, happy, confused, in love without telling the reader?

In face to face conversations, we rely heavily on body language to understand the speaker’s true message. The characters in our story are no different. Injecting body language will work wonders for your story.

This work shop will help you use body language to improve your dialog, reveal your characters’ hidden feelings, and help the reader visualize the scene, making your story more immersive.

  • Monday, May 15th, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
    Free and open to the public


M. K. Martin is a motorcycle-riding, linguistics nerd. A former Army interrogator with a degree in psychology, she spent years learning to read and interpret body language. Her debut novel “Survivors’ Club” will be out in 2018. She writes primarily speculative fiction. Check it out here!

These free workshops are brought to you by Springfield Public Library and Wordcrafters in Eugene with support from the Springfield Library Foundation.