Category: Senses

The Mind’s Eye: Part 5 of Writing with Sensory Details – Sandi Somers


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I had read the book Pride and Prejudice, noting that the author, Jane Austen, didn’t give many visual cues as to clothing, body language or even where the scene was located. Instead, she focused more on  dialogue. The movie, in contrast, contained a lot of visual cues, showing the Bennet family home, the fami Read More

Sound Bytes: Part 4 of Writing with Sensory Details – Sandi Somers


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Beethoven discovered he was losing his hearing as early as age 25. For a musician, nothing could be more disastrous.  In his depression he wrote, “Alas! How could I possibly refer to the impairing of a sense which in me should have been more perfectly developed than in other people, a sense which a Read More

Touch, The Intimate Sense: Part 3 of Writing with Sensory Details – Sandi Somers


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Blind and deaf, Helen Keller developed a very refined sense of touch, even able to know that a person was approaching as she felt vibrations on the floor. She learned to “see” people and discern their character through touching different parts of the face. Helen learned to understand speech through feeling the vibrations Read More