Dogs are Smarter than People

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The Five Senses of Farts, Dangerous Croissant Animals, and Random Writing Tips About Settings Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation

The smell of a really bad fart at a sleepover. The sound of giggles after someone has been dutch ovened at that same sleepover. The touch of a Dorito on your tongue. The sight of Godzilla’s leg outside your window. The five senses are so important in your story. Those details yank readers into the narrative. They associate it with their own really bad farts, giggles, processed cheese tastes and um–Godzilla moments–and have an emotional reaction and recognition. That’s what you, the writer, want. You want your story to feel real. Incorporating the senses lets you do that. Spoiler alert: A story doesn’t feel real if it isn’t fleshed out with sensory details. Here are the five senses in case you forgot: Sight (eyes) Nose (smell) Taste (tongue) Touch (skin, hair) Hearing (ears) Here are examples of sensory language: His fart brought tears to her eyes. “Refried beans again, really?” (sense of smell) He stuck the entire lemon half into his mouth, puckered and sucked. “This helps with the smell,” he said. (sense of taste) His fart boomed beneath the covers and ended in a slow hiss. (sense of sound) The silk of the sheets against her nose was not enough to keep the smell at bay. Damn it. (sense of touch) The scaly leg took up the entire window. All she could see where reptilian scales, half oval, greenish, like big pieces of armor. (sense of sight) Writing Tip of The Pod A story without the senses is a story that’s dull, not real, and all in your head. You want to make it sexy. Sexy is the senses. Dog Tip for Life Live with all your senses. Explore the world through them. It’s all good. Smell the smells. Taste the smells. See the smells. Feel the smells. Hear the smells. SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artis
  1. The Five Senses of Farts, Dangerous Croissant Animals, and Random Writing Tips About Settings
  2. Goat Voyeurs UFOs are Everywhere and Why You Should Write B Stories
  3. Florida river monsters and it's not writer's block. It's writer's burnout.
  4. Naked Lady in the Drain and Why Authors Should Show and Not Tell
  5. Bear in the Outhouse. Chapter Titles and You


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Why A Podcast About Writing and Life and Dogs?

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