EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

HEAT



Never struggle with Show-and-Tell again. Sign up and activate your free trial, Sign in as a subscriber to view the Emotion Amplifier Thesaurus in its entirety, or visit the Table of Contents to explore unlocked entries.

START MY 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL

HELPFUL TIP:

Amplifiers are conditions that enhance emotions, causing characters to become more volatile. This often leads to impaired decision-making, hasty actions and, best of all, mistakes. When utilizing an amplifier to generate conflict, think carefully about setting choices and which environments will naturally escalate emotion. An amplifier can also be perfect for triggering your character’s negative traits; the resulting fallout will draw attention to how his flaws trip him up and hold him back.
DEFINITION:
Exposure to elevated external temperatures that cause one’s internal temperature to rise

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Flushed skin
Sweat
Chapped lips
Squinting or closing one’s eyes
Fanning oneself with a hat or book
Peeling off excess clothing
Rolling up pants and long sleeves
Splotchy skin
Flapping the front of one’s shirt to cool the body
Weakened steps
Arms hanging limply at one’s sides
Shuffling
Swaying on one’s feet
Walking with an unsteady gait
Panting or wheezing
Fainting
Turning toward even the faintest of breezes
Heat rash
A puffy look
Large sweat patches on one’s clothing
Increased body odor
Sunburn
Swollen feet and ankles
Eyes that appear sunken
...

INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
...

MENTAL RESPONSES:
...

CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM HEAT:
...

WRITERS TIP:
...

ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
...

SCENARIOS FOR BUILDING CONFLICT AND TENSION:
...