How Using the Five Senses in Writing Can “Show” Readers

Readers want to enter your world; that is why they picked up your book. However, it’s harder than ever to engage a reader’s short attention span. An often discussed way of captivating the reader is to use sensory language. Make the reader smell, see, hear, feel, and taste your words. While that’s a common way of talking about writing, what does it mean to actually do it? What are overused phrases and how can authors utilize words that force a reader to experience a piece of work? Author and poet...
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