Category Archives: Thoughts

Pros and Cons of Super Senses

The above is a show from the late 90′s that was about a cop whose senses where enhanced.  Not just a few like Wolverine, but all 5 and the creators were very good about giving each one a use.  Ellison … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Touching the Invisible . . . Things

The last of the senses might be one of the easiest to use, but it depends on your personal opinion.  I tend to find sight the sense that I utilize instinctively only because I think about what is in view … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Tasting the Invisible Tastes

This is a fairly specific and rarely used sense because it involves the mouth.  Eyes, ears, and nose have some range.  You’re always touching something.  Yet, the sense of taste needs to be stimulated at close range.  Does this mean … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Smelling the Invisible Scents

The usage of scents, aromas, odors, and smells in books is very interesting.  In a visual medium, you see a person’s reactions and that helps you figure out what’s going on.  In a book, you need to be told this.  … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Hear the Invisible Sounds

Something I’ve heard a few times is that a sound shouldn’t be put into a story unless it has a plot significance.  Otherwise, it’s only filler and should be cut.  I politely disagree because our sense of hearing is one … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Seeing the Invisible Worlds

This week I’m talking about how to use and evoke senses within your story.  As usual, this is personal opinion formed from experiences. First, a very brief overview of the week’s topic.  If you can set off a reader’s senses … Continue reading

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Author Life: Influences from Every Corner

It’s hard, if not impossible, to delve into the life of an author without touching on the thing that sets them off.  You have your imagination or a real life tale to tell, but something triggers your desire to write … Continue reading

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Author Life: Reaching that Big Moment

To be honest, I’m not sure what I meant by the ‘Big Moment’ when I first wrote it a few weeks ago.  So, I’m taking a guess.  The ‘Big Moment’ is a milestone for an author that makes all of … Continue reading

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Author Life: Confidence is Key

You really need to have confidence in yourself and your writing to get far.  We all have moments of doubt, but you need to retain some level of defiance in the face of bad reviews, stupid mistakes, and whatever else … Continue reading

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Author Life: Time Is of the Essence

One thing we always wish we had is more time.  In the day, in the week, in the year, in life, etc.  This runs amazingly true with authors.  This is why you see so many people using word goals or … Continue reading

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