Words and the senses

Words and the senses

As wonderful as words are, we have to admit they have limits. However, they can be especially powerful when used in combination with the senses.

How much more effective is a whispered “I love you,” when punctuated by kisses. How well an “I’m sorry for your loss,” goes with a touch of the hand; “Do you remember…” goes with a specific scent or melody from the past.

When editing your story, check to see that you have deepened point of view by including, amongst your dialogue, all the senses.