My daughter had to do an English paper about men, women and their body languages. I picked up one of her books and skimmed it. I wondered how much more depth my characters would show if I added gestures, correct gestures. Running a hand through the hair or scrubbing the face are overused in my stories. What if one of them steepled their fingers? Or clutched their hands behind their back? Covered their mouth when talking?
This month I'm going to post what I've learned from The Definitive Book of Body Language by Allan & Barbra Pease. I hope you get out as much out of the book as I did!
How about you? Do you use body language in your stories?