When one of your characters is going through something, how do you communicate that to your readers?
Think of a scene in one of your own stories where the protagonist is in a foul mood.
Maybe the other characters picked that up quickly enough, but did your reader?
When that magic happens, it’s all in the words you use — and the ones you leave out.
When it comes to that first group, we’ve got a negative moods list you might like.