Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Senses

I like to use all the fives senses in my writing.

I try to make sure that every page touches all the fives senses. I like to know what temperature the room is. What does the fireplace smell like. What is that arm chair fabric texture? How sweet is the tea?How loud is the music?

I like to be specific as well. She doesn't eat a cookie, she eats an Oreo!

He doesn't drink Scotch. He drinks 24 year old Knockando.

I want to know the text of her skin as my hand drifts over it. I want to know the scent in her hair. I want to hear the catch in her breathing. I want to see the gold flecks in her iris.

--Include ALL the senses, even if it's bad...

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