Show vs. Tell: 10 Practical examples: Exasperation

Clarence and Sophia were so angry/irritated/annoyed… Well, there are also other, more elegant, options to make your readers feel what you write.

She inhaled sharply as she read the message.Sharp inhale
He tapped his foot while the director spoke.Foot tapping
“This calculation, is it right?” Clarence drummed with his fingers on the desk.Drumming with fingers
“Don’t you dare!” Sophia growled at the dog.Growling
Her nostrils flared and she took a step forward.Flared nostrils
“Can you explain it?” Clarence glared at her.Glare
He crossed his arms as the thief entered.Crossed arms
“I know, I know. No need to repeat it.” Sophia rolled her eyes.Eye rolling
The lawyer turned away. Clarence clenched his fists.Clenched fist
“No, I’ve never said that.” Sophia smacked her lips.Smacking

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