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A Writer’s Life: Balancing Work and Work

balancing work

Like many authors, in addition to my writing and book related activities and appearances, I have a day job. Luckily, it’s a job I really enjoy and I work with good people. It is, however, a job that requires me to do a lot of writing and editing, which surprises many people. I often get asked, “How can you write all day and then go home and write?”

Sensory Details Can Bring Your Story to Life

Five Senses“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it’s raining, but the feel of being rained upon.” E. L. Doctorow

Humans use five main senses, which are our key physiological capacities for data perception. However, in most early writing, there is a tendency to focus on only two of these, sight and sound and leaves a lot of opportunity to add sensory details.