EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

HUNGER



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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:
Having a desire or vital need for food

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Trembling hands
Licking or chewing at one’s lips
Staring at food
Breathing in deeply to catch the scent of food
Openly watching others eat
Moaning or groaning at the sight of food
Swallowing often
Begging for food
Limbs that quiver
Moving closer to the food source
Lips that are slightly parted
Talking about food constantly
Fingers twitching involuntarily toward food sources
Touching or rubbing the stomach
Arms cradling the stomach
Overeating when food becomes available
Cramming food into one’s mouth with no thought for propriety or table manners
Chewing on a stick or grass stalk to mimic eating

INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
An empty, gnawing feeling in the belly
The stomach twisting in knots
Dry mouth
A gurgling in the belly
Nausea
An over-sensitive sense of smell
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM HUNGER:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED HUNGER:
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WRITERS TIP:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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SCENARIOS FOR BUILDING CONFLICT AND TENSION:
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