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Saurynn

Hi! I’m an artist and a writer. Current obsession is Eruri. Follow me on Twitter! @Saurynn
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Sorry I’ve been gone for such a long time. This is what I’ve been up to! (Reading/watching my way through all of the mxtx...

1 month ago

Sorry I’ve been gone for such a long time. This is what I’ve been up to! (Reading/watching my way through all of the mxtx...

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So hear me out... What if Levi had been the one who got captured? Kinda trying out a manga-ish style. This is what a Doujinshi...

3 months ago

So hear me out... What if Levi had been the one who got captured? Kinda trying out a manga-ish style. This is what a Doujinshi...

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Last thing you see before you die ^ Go HERE for the uncropped version

4 months ago

Last thing you see before you die ^ Go HERE for the uncropped version

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I'm going to title this one "Coming Back Alone." Y'all should know what I'm referring to🥺💔

4 months ago

I'm going to title this one "Coming Back Alone." Y'all should know what I'm referring to🥺💔

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Eruri Psycho Pass au, but a lil more cyberpunk

4 months ago

Eruri Psycho Pass au, but a lil more cyberpunk

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Made for the #EruriValentines event on Twitter. Prompt: Awkward Erwin / Spoiled rich Levi
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4 months ago

Made for the #EruriValentines event on Twitter. Prompt: Awkward Erwin / Spoiled rich Levi

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He'll just have to learn to fly with shattered wings.

4 months ago

He'll just have to learn to fly with shattered wings.

This is your gentle reminder that I post the “fun” stuff on my Twitter @Saurynn c;

4 months ago

This is your gentle reminder that I post the “fun” stuff on my Twitter @Saurynn c;

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Decided to add Erwin into this crossover c:

4 months ago

Decided to add Erwin into this crossover c:

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 I haven't had the chance to see Promare yet, but I really love the art style and character design, so I HAD to answer to this...

4 months ago

 I haven't had the chance to see Promare yet, but I really love the art style and character design, so I HAD to answer to this...

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Eruri Valentines Week, Day 1: Confession of Love Rated (E) Moonlight streams through the open window where Levi sits, sipping...

4 months ago

Eruri Valentines Week, Day 1: Confession of Love Rated (E) Moonlight streams through the open window where Levi sits, sipping...

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Saw this tweet and couldn’t help myself.

5 months ago

Saw this tweet and couldn’t help myself.

5 months ago

annie could move after being stuck in a crystal for 4 fucking years isayama didn't even explain why, she should be at least...

5 months ago

Levi has all his bones broken how delusional are you

5 months ago

Just wanted to say your artwork is so gorgeous, especially your Levi's.

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POV: he doesn't want to kill you, but you've left him no choice. (AKA I won't accept anything now but a tragic ending where Levi...

6 months ago

POV: he doesn't want to kill you, but you've left him no choice. (AKA I won't accept anything now but a tragic ending where Levi...

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Forgot to post this here lol

6 months ago

Forgot to post this here lol

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Yesterday was Eruri Height Difference Day~

7 months ago

Yesterday was Eruri Height Difference Day~

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*whispers* I want him to slay me.

7 months ago

*whispers* I want him to slay me.

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I love him, thus I draw him <3

7 months ago

I love him, thus I draw him <3

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When it's the third time your boyfriend has almost gotten himself killed doing something incredibly brave but stupid, and you've...

7 months ago

When it's the third time your boyfriend has almost gotten himself killed doing something incredibly brave but stupid, and you've...

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A scene from my new Reincarnation au, “Some Things Never Change.” This version is cropped! To see the whole image, go to my...

7 months ago

A scene from my new Reincarnation au, “Some Things Never Change.” This version is cropped! To see the whole image, go to my...

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I wrote a thing :3 https://archiveofourown.org/works/21439618

7 months ago

I wrote a thing :3 https://archiveofourown.org/works/21439618

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ch. 2 of my werewolf au “In the Depths of the Woods” is out!

8 months ago

ch. 2 of my werewolf au “In the Depths of the Woods” is out!

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Happy Halloween! Have this Black Butler au!      I've had this stuck in my head since I rewatched Black Butler because the scene...

8 months ago

Happy Halloween! Have this Black Butler au! I've had this stuck in my head since I rewatched Black Butler because the scene...

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Ch. 9 of "Uncensored" by Katrina Rice struck me again with these adorable dorks!
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8 months ago

Ch. 9 of "Uncensored" by Katrina Rice struck me again with these adorable dorks!

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I've had this samurai au stuck in my head all day, but seeing as I already have too many fics in progress... you'll have to...
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8 months ago

I've had this samurai au stuck in my head all day, but seeing as I already have too many fics in progress... you'll have to...

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They’re just resting~ Just realized my dumb ass forgot to post this here *facepalm* I’m on Twitter more often than Tumblr...

8 months ago

They’re just resting~ Just realized my dumb ass forgot to post this here *facepalm* I’m on Twitter more often than Tumblr...

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Chapter 8 of “Uncensored” by Katrina Rice was so freakin cute! Had to draw one of Erwin’s mirror selfies!

8 months ago

Chapter 8 of “Uncensored” by Katrina Rice was so freakin cute! Had to draw one of Erwin’s mirror selfies!

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This version is CROPPED! Visit my Twitter for the juicy bits lol Scene from my fic, “A Better Deal”

9 months ago

This version is CROPPED! Visit my Twitter for the juicy bits lol Scene from my fic, “A Better Deal”

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I really just can’t stop drawing Levi :l

9 months ago

I really just can’t stop drawing Levi :l

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Chapter 6 of “Uncensored” by Katrina Rice just broke my heart, so have a quick sketch of the scene that did it. (Jk it was the...

9 months ago

Chapter 6 of “Uncensored” by Katrina Rice just broke my heart, so have a quick sketch of the scene that did it. (Jk it was the...

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You’d think goodbyes would get easier... But not with you.

9 months ago

You’d think goodbyes would get easier... But not with you.

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Rainy days.. --- Hey guys! I made a Ko-fi, so if anyone wants to help support me, I’d really appreciate it C: I have some...

9 months ago

Rainy days.. --- Hey guys! I made a Ko-fi, so if anyone wants to help support me, I’d really appreciate it C: I have some...

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Made this for my fanfic, A Better Deal. Go read!

9 months ago

Made this for my fanfic, A Better Deal. Go read!

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fantasy sheith inspired by @arahir‘s fic   https://archiveofourown.org/works/17200472/chapters/40444286

1 year ago

fantasy sheith inspired by @arahir‘s fic  https://archiveofourown.org/works/17200472/chapters/40444286

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Made this super quick for Valentine’s Day c:

1 year ago

Made this super quick for Valentine’s Day c:

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real subtle guys

1 year ago

real subtle guys

Conveying emotion in your writing

One of the most crucial elements of good writing is making readers feel your characters’ emotions. Here are some of my tips for doing just that:

1. Use the right POV

Third person omniscient is a great narrative point of view, but unless you are using expert techniques like free indirect discourse/stream of consciousness, it’s going to be quite difficult to immerse your readers in the emotions of your characters. So, if emotion is a key aspect of your WIP, I would suggest trying either first person or third person deep. I’m sure most of you know how first person works. Third person deep means that the narrator is inside the POV characters’ heads, conveying all they experience and feel to the reader. This can be very powerful and is the POV I’m using for my current WIP. These POVs allow the readers direct/close interaction with the characters’ thoughts and feelings. Therefore, the characters’ emotions will have a stronger impact on the reader. Once again, I’m not saying that it’s impossible to convey emotion through other points of view. These are just easier.

2. Use physical reactions (and metaphors)

My biggest tip would be not to tell the reader how your character is feeling, but rather show them. Saying “she was sad” will have much less of an impact than “her body was trembling, tears rolling down her cheeks as a ragged sob broke from her lips”. Use physical cues to show the reader the character’s emotion. You can also use metaphoric language e.g. “there was a fist closing around her heart, squeezing until she couldn’t breathe”. But this has to be done with circumspection and skill. Using cliche or over-the-top metaphors will make your writing seem sloppy.

3. Use form to your advantage

Use your intuition to utilise language/structure as an extra method for conveying emotion. Use short sentences for fear/anger/severe sorrow. Long, flowing sentences for sadness etc. You’ll feel what’s right for the moment. Use the right diction. Words like ‘heavy’, 'cold’, 'dark’, 'hollow’ etc. suit a sombre mood whilst words like 'bursting’, 'full’, 'bright’ will fit a happy scene. These are silly examples, but the point is that word choice is important. Use form to communicate the way you character is thinking in that moment. If their thoughts are quick, use short sentences. Rapid pacing. If their thoughts are disjointed, break off your sentences midway etc.

4. Less is often more

Multiple pages of heart-wrenching emotion have their place, but don’t feel like you have to elaborate too much. Your readers will probably get bored and won’t be impacted. It can be very powerful to convey emotions quickly. One sentence or paragraph could be enough. And it often leaves a bigger impression on the reader. Similarly, you don’t want to inundate your writing with one emotional scene after the other. Your readers need a break, otherwise they will become drained and won’t feel anything after a while. Save the tear-jerking for when it is most appropariate and it will be impactful.

5. Allow yourself to feel the emotions

I hate to break it to you, but writing is feeling. It’s exposing yourself to the things your characters are going through and allowing yourself to feel it completely. If you allow yourself to be consumed by the emotions of your character, chances are that you’ll write a very powerful scene. So, let yourself be happy and smile at your computer screen like an idiot. Be mad. Start crying. It’s a part of the writing process and it’s beautiful.

If you have any further questions about this topic (or any other aspect of creative writing) please feel free to ask.

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1 year ago

Conveying emotion in your writing

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‘'Contact that pod!“  ’‘Yeah! Contact that pod!’' 
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1 year ago

‘'Contact that pod!“  ’‘Yeah! Contact that pod!’' 

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Sheith New Years Day 1: New Years  For this picture I imagine Shiro going with Keith and the BOM. They’re a bit older and after...

1 year ago

Sheith New Years Day 1: New Years For this picture I imagine Shiro going with Keith and the BOM. They’re a bit older and after...

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You know, for the past 7 years I always put down “Cast Iron Pan” on all my wishlists for Secret Santa, but I’ve never gotten...
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You know, for the past 7 years I always put down “Cast Iron Pan” on all my wishlists for Secret Santa, but I’ve never gotten...