The importance of research

This month’s meeting of the Whittlesey  Wordsmiths will be looking at the growing trend in novels, to explore in detail the occupations of the main characters.  As well as the usual detectives, and girls who inherit properties from unknown relatives, I have come across a tree surgeon and a designer of stained glass windows.   A …

Let’s be SENSE-IBLE 3

This month I am taking a look at TASTE and how it can be incorporated into our writing as we paint a picture of our characters. Taste can, of course, have more than one interpretation. A character might have a questionable or excellent taste in clothes/boyfriends but today I’m focusing on the physical sensation we …

Let’s be SENSE – IBLE part 2

In the last post we looked at the role of HEARING when we are trying to capture the attention of our readers. This time we will explore the sense of SMELL –often said to be the most emotive of all the senses. The following is an excerpt from my biography, The Railway Carriage Child, which …