Wednesday, March 3, 2021

SPRING IS JUST ABOUT TO SPRING... AN IWSG POST...

 

Hi All,

Sorry for posting so late, but when the first Wednesday of the month is in the beginning, I tend to forget...

BUT...Thanks to our WONDERFUL host, Alex, and co-hosts for the IWSG, I am reminded to post no matter how late I am. For any newcomers to the IWSG, Welcome! If you would like to join our group, here is the link to Alex's blog and sign-up page.

I love this time of year. The snow is melting at a heightened pace because the temps are rising. The earth is beginning to wake-up from a LONG winter's nap. The days are longer, and there is a positive ring in the air with every fluttering bird's chirp. Finally, our minds can clear away from the winter blues and all the reclusion we have experienced from the stressful year. 

We are able to walk through the parks and throughout our neighborhoods and see the beginning signs of spring. With this rebirth, inspiration is all around us. It certainly is for me. I finally have dived back into my writing. It took quite some time. But I am thankful and it mostly is because of spring. Breathing in crisp, fresh air is so invigorating. My senses are awakening and this is SO important in writing. To improve any scene, any dialogue or any description, incorporating the "senses" in your writing will make it come alive. Readers want to experience you writing first hand. They want to be 'in the moment" with your characters. So, the next time you are writing a new scene in your MS, don't forget your senses: smell, touch, sight, hear, and taste...

Wishing all of you a HAPPY SPRING!

9 comments:

  1. We never mind a little late.
    putting my reader in the moment is something I really had to work on recently.

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  2. The senses are so important! Glad your senses are perking up with the coming of spring!

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  3. Yes, it's important not to forget the senses when writing. The warmer weather--40's in Michigan--are definitely helping uplift my mood.

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  4. That why really paying attention to your surroundings helps you notice things with all the senses.

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  5. I'm finally writing again too. So yay! We can celebrate spring and writing.

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  6. Glad to hear you're diving back into writing! I completely understand when it's just not feasible. Thrilled Spring is on the way, too. Although, if you look at my blog post this week you'll see that we'll have to wait a bit longer for Spring's arrival. ;)

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  7. Spring is my favorite time of year as well. I love seeing the green popping up among the snow.

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  8. Spring is like a rebirth. Our snow is almost gone and green shoots are poking out of the ground. You are so right about including all the senses in our writing. We tend to forget about smells.

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  9. Hi Michael - glad you're back writing ... and yes the longer days and brighter light make so much difference. I agree - we need to be interested in whatever we're reading - or thus writing ... stay safe - Hilary

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