Module 1: Understanding the Action-Reaction Cycle

Readers today want to get deep into our characters rather than being told what they are feeling.

Which means our characters must feel, react, emote, and process in natural, believable ways. Deep POV has become the norm across genres.

Show, don’t tell, is the golden rule of fiction. But it’s easier said than done.

This module will explain clearly what that action-reaction cycle is and why it's so important to crafting believable characters. You'll be taught how to identify the stages of this cycle and to notice when it's missing.

If our characters don't react, process, and make decisions as events occur, they will come across flat and unnatural, even unfeeling. Take the time to learn well this important natural behavior process so you can become an emotional master.

Be sure to download the PDF with your assignments (below the video).

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