Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Inspiration for the Senses

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My daughter recently held one of those home parties for flame-less burners and scented candle wax. I got my usual headache sniffing all the samples, but couldn't believe it when I ran across one that said "Tomato Vine". The fragrance put me right smack in the middle of a garden, among the tomato plants. Talk about inspiration! I promptly sniffed through even more samples to see what might relate and inspire me in my current WIP. I bought a few in a car fragrance card format and put them in baggies. I'll whip out my scents when I need some inspiration.

This reminded me that one of our local critique group members collects paint chip cards to help her with color descriptions.
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 The color names alone are romantic and inspiring. You might not actually use Asian Pear green, or Silver Spoon gray, but it might inspire you to a more in depth description. 

What are some helps that you use to flesh out your scenes with the five senses?

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