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Writer’s Tip #16: Use all Five Senses

writers tipsWhen you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make the adjustments.

Today’s tip: Go beyond the visual in your story.

When you’ve finished your first draft, check to be sure you’ve added scents, tastes, tactile details, as well as sight and sound. That’s how people experience the world. That’s also how we communicate with others–facial expressions, body language, perfume. You get the idea. Your story won’t sound realistic unless your characters use all of them to tell their story.

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