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Writing Scintillating Scenes––Part VII

Wonderful writing advice about using the five senses to create vivid scenes in your novel.

Tips that I would add are:

  • Use specific details so readers can imagine the scene
  • Don’t limit descriptions to the setting.  People move and touch and see while they’re interacting.
  • Don’t describe every single thing in painstaking detail all the time, because this bogs down the story and overwhelms readers with boring minutiae.

I hope you liked this week’s blog post.  You can read the first chapters of my urban fantasy series The Children of Ekhidna and Typhoeus on the books page.

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Donna L.H. Smith

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