Do you have the good scents to be a writer?


Here’s a post today I wrote on Writing Wranglers and Warriors. It involves the five senses and writing. Enjoy!

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

propic11_1_1 By L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction

A good writer pays close attention to the five senses; smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste, all important to a story.  The reader needs to have an idea of time and place to become actively involved in the book and it is more interesting if it contains the senses described above.  Authors sometimes have to dig deep to get the right feeling across to the reader.

When I was writing the scene in Inzared (Book One) where Inzared loses her husband I had a difficult time.  It was a feeling I couldn’t portray on paper.  One of my Writer’s Group friends took me aside after a reading and told me this:  “We all have tragedies in our lives.  It may not be death but could be divorce, an accident, a fire, etc.  Think back to the worst time in your life when you felt…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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