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Using The Power of Taste in Writing

by Ellen Buikema

Using the power of taste in writing evokes emotions that may send readers all over the emotional map, from disgust to delight. It's the combined experience of what we see with our eyes, taste with our tongue, and smell with our nose.… Read the post

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How To Use Touch In Writing

by Ellen Buikema

Touch is a basic human need. It’s the first sense we develop and our first social interaction at birth.

The Power of Touch.

Imagine walking barefoot through a forest. The softness of moss between your toes, the cool slime of mud, the pokes and scratches of pine needles, sticks, and stones.… Read the post

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One Word To Guide Your Writing Journey in 2022

Our Writers in the Storm team chose single guiding words in 2016, and 2017, 2018, and 2019. We took last year off for Covid, but we're ba-a-ack with new energy, new team members, and new words. We are ready for some writing in 2022!… Read the post

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Happy Holidays from Writers In the Storm!

Whether you celebrate a lot or a little, on your own or with family and friends, all of us here at Writers In the Storm are wishing you a joyful holiday season. There is no blog today because we're all being busy holiday elves, but we hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.… Read the post

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How To Use Sound To Make Your Writing Memorable

by Ellen Buikema

Capturing the senses lures us into the story, allowing us to experience what the characters hear, see, smell, taste, and touch.

The power of sound.

Sounds conjure strong memories. Deep vibrations from a bass guitar floating through the air from a neighbor’s garage band practice might bring a smile of great memories or bring out your inner cranky person.… Read the post

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