EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

ILLNESS



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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:
An unhealthy condition that weakens the body

NOTES:
Though illnesses can focus on either the body or the mind, this entry has been limited to illnesses within the physical body.

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Feverish, glassy eyes
Eyes that appear dull and blank
Skin shining with sweat
Coughs and sneezes
A runny nose
Chattering teeth
Quivering muscles
Vomiting
Fainting
Dehydration
A pale complexion
Prolonged sleep periods
Bad breath
Restless sleep
Labored breathing
A loss of stamina
Skin that is dry and papery, hot and flushed, or cold and clammy
A raspy or nasal voice
Seeking a doctor’s advice
Taking medications
Working hard all day and crashing at the first sign of rest
Complaining
Steps that drag
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ILLNESS:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ILLNESS:
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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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