Reprinted with permission. First appeared online at Nothing in the Rulebook, March 16, 2022. If you’re a writer, chances are the challenge of writing microfiction stems from figuring out how to pare your story down to the essentials, rather than how to fill up the space. What is microfiction? First of all, if you’re not […]
Amber Byers is an award-winning author, editor, writing coach, and speaker. Her book, Sophie and Spot, won a Gold Medal for Best First Book in the chapter book category from Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in 2019. As the founder and CEO of Tadpole Press, Amber delights in helping writers reignite their passion for writing so they can create the story that’s burning inside of them.
All writers have been told to “use the 5 senses,” but rarely are they told how to do that. When Amber decided to articulate how to write smell, she turned to Jeff Zentner for beautiful examples and advice. Here’s how you can write smell.