Monday, October 25, 2010

Can You See It? Really? Part Two

Using our senses in writing means using all FIVE of these, makes it so very easy to show what we mean, little gems. If I am going to show the crackling fire in SEVENTY-TWO HOURS what better way than to use my sense of hearing, sight, and smell. I even used touch when Anna burned her finger on  the spattering embers. The sense of smell brings back memories (as Angela pointed out) and is the one we're most likely to use. But let's use them all and give our readers the descriptive language they want and deserve.

I've blogged about our pal, Angela before. I can't tell you the times that I have been stuck, popped over to her blog and used her thesaurus on setting, colors, shapes and textures, or emotions. More than once, her thesaurus collections have brought me back into my book and helped me NAIL the scene. So this being a day when I still have the CRUD, I will leave you with a link. If you haven't yet, please go and sit a spell at her house. You'll go back often, so click over and visit Angela's place. You'll be glad you did. :)

Just want to give a big THANK YOU to Tess. *hugs and more hugs* *and more hugs* :) Never ending hugs to you, pal.

20 comments:

  1. I love seeing the use of sense done well! :O)

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  2. Angela is fantastic! And she's teaching me tons since I won her three month mentorship.

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  3. Thank you for stopping by the blog while I was gone over the weekend! You left sweet encouragement for both Jeanette and I. Someday, maybe you'll have that delight of meeting a fellow blogger. It was such a blessing, and I wish it for you as well!

    Happy, happy, warm Monday.

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  4. I'm going to zip over to Angela's and check her out.

    Speaking of "senses", this is assuming we have any "sense(s)....(a joke :))

    Happy day!

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  5. Well, I just zipped over to Angela's and in just a few seconds I am totally bedazzled! Thanks for the recommendations!

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  6. Robyn, as always, thanks so much for the shout out. I am thrilled to hear that the theasaurus collections help you. I get a lot of emails from people asking me why I would give away these resources for free, and you've answered it right here...because it helps writers. We're all in this together, I think. Why wouldn't I share something that helps?

    Have a great week!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

    *waves to Bish*

    *waves to all the Robyn fans coming by to visit*

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  7. Thanks for the link, Robyn!!
    Happy writing to you :-)

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  8. Smell and hearing are the easiest for me to write. I have to make more of a conscious effort to include taste and touch.

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  9. thanks for the kindness, Robyn. I just answered a question or two...can't imagine the reception I'd get if I actually did anything of substance. You're an appreciative gal and that is a rare talent these days. Happy Monday!

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  10. I'm in the middle of writing a descriptive chapter, so this is a great reminder for me. Thanks.

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  11. Back from the bush and just cathcing up on blogs.

    Interesting you shoul talk about the five senses - when we got back from a game drive I sat down and listed the five senses and then tried to write something about the drive under each of the headings! e.g. SMELL: burnt grass from bush fire; SIGHT: stark white deadwood trees; SOUND: hippos snorting bubbles and so on (but in much more detail)

    Hope you & C are well!
    Judy

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  12. Yes, sensory writing is a must! Angela's blog is amazing, isn't it? I always want to bookmark it!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  13. Oh, sounds like a good link. Thanks!

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  14. I'm going to have to follow this link to see what this is all about. (interest piqued)

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  15. Hi Robyn...I too like to use all 5 of my senses. Thanks for Angela's link. Will check it out.

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  16. Thanks for the link Robyn, I'm heading over there now !

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  17. Thanks for sharing. I'm on my way over now :)

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  18. Angela's blog is amazing and a great resource.

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  19. WOW! Sounds like I have to visit Angela's place. I tend to focus on smells as well.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Nice to visit you!!!!
    P

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