I have been struggling for more then a year now trying to produce a good story to publish. There has been many obstacles that have got in the way; mainly my own fault.
I guess I really hit it on the head with my self-diagnosed symptoms of ADD. I can’t concentrate or focus on one thing it seems like for more then a few minutes.
Anyway, my problems aren’t the focus of this post. The focus is an idea I got from a fellow blogger. Earful of Cider posted on a blog today a snippet of a work that included the “Sense” of smell in the scene. Wow! Now where did that come from?
I was just reading a book last night about scene development in writing. Now, we all know we have five “senses.” However, how many do we use in writing a scene? One or two; three at tops?
Why not challenge yourself and add another “sense” to it. Try…
Last night at dinner, the apple pie smelled just like the…. or,
When I touched her sweaty hand… or,
The train’s whistle was so loud it….You guys get my point. Don’t limit yourself to the routine “senses”, use them all thru out your work.