Monday, 7 February 2011

Impart realism to a manuscript with the three main senses!

Sometimes the above is easier said than achieved.

It's too easy to write away and not think about 
a) environment surrounding our characters.
b) how best to convey what they're feeling.
c) describe what they're seeing.
 And, then there's the how might they express themselves  in relation to all the above?

Utilising the senses within our writing is topic of conversation at Heroines' with Hearts, so you might like to drop by and see how we tackle the subject.   


Ellie said...

I have a post-it notes next to my computer reminding me of all the senses. You are right - it is too easy to forget one or more of them!

Misha said...

I almost never concentrate on the senses.

Now I'm slowly adding them in with the rewrite.


Margo Benson said...

The senses convey that all important 'show not tell' and can envelop a reader so completely. Good post and good advice.

(rushes off to make sensory notes...)

Nicole MacDonald said...

Another timely post as I work my way through my first draft of book two :) thanks!

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Angela Felsted said...

Great topic. I'll check it out.

J.L. Campbell said...

The senses are something I tend to forget so these days, I make a point of getting them in on my last edit.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi all,

I'm sorry to be late on replies but I have a great excuse: a barking cough and I feel like sh*t!

Must say I love playing on the senses because it lends to possibilities of things to come, memories of past experiences, and best of all present tense intimacy. ;)


Talei said...

Definitely a great topic, I shall have to check it out! ;)

hosted BES said...

That sounds to be an interesting topic to shed some knowledge on. It's very important for any creative person to know.