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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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Yesterday was Eruri Height Difference Day~

16 days ago

Yesterday was Eruri Height Difference Day~

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*whispers* I want him to slay me.

19 days ago

*whispers* I want him to slay me.

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I love him, thus I draw him <3

25 days 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...

28 days 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...

1 month 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

1 month 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!

1 month 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...

1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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...

1 month 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!

2 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”

2 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

2 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...

2 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.

2 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...

2 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!

2 months ago

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

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I just had to draw these two badasses, then I’ll get back to writing part two of “A Better Deal”  At some point along the way, I...
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4 months ago

I just had to draw these two badasses, then I’ll get back to writing part two of “A Better Deal”  At some point along the way, I...

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

9 months 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:

10 months ago

Made this super quick for Valentine’s Day c:

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real subtle guys

11 months 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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11 months ago

Conveying emotion in your writing

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‘'Contact that pod!“  ’‘Yeah! Contact that pod!’' 
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11 months 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...

11 months 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...

11 months ago

Just sayin’, shiro’s connection to the lions was severed, so the only way he would have been able to know they were about to...

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“Feindesliebe” (ger.) - loving your enemies   “They sent me to kill you. And I tried… I really tried.  But I couldn’t do it. ...
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“Feindesliebe” (ger.) - loving your enemies “They sent me to kill you. And I tried… I really tried. But I couldn’t do it. ...

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Starlight - Voltron Animation  EYY remake of THIS with s6e5 thrown in the mix cuz that episode/season was great and my fav and i...

11 months ago

Starlight - Voltron Animation EYY remake of THIS with s6e5 thrown in the mix cuz that episode/season was great and my fav and i...

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It is done~  don’t ask me to make it for all the other paladins  I probably will in the future just gotta focus of college at...

11 months ago

It is done~ don’t ask me to make it for all the other paladins I probably will in the future just gotta focus of college at...

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Actually, this is how the show really ended.

11 months ago

Actually, this is how the show really ended.

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Based on this tweet

11 months ago

Based on this tweet

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Someone get me a better sense of humour

11 months ago

Someone get me a better sense of humour

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Many years in the future…
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11 months ago

Many years in the future…