I SMELL DEAD PEOPLE

William Stadler

HOW TO INCORPORATE THE FIFTH SENSE INTO YOUR WORK

Whenever writers describe a scene, we tend to forget one important factor. I know I do. I have trouble describing this one element that has a greater sense of nostalgia and connection than any others.

What am I referring to? It’s the sense of smell. How often do we incorporate odors and aromas into our writing? Not as much as we should. Yet, it’s the one element, in real life, with which we make the best connection. Think about it.

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