Writing Tip: Words Are The Paintbrush

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Think of your words as a paintbrush for the senses. EVOKE.

Most amateur writers get lost in abstractions, abstract concepts, vagueness. Don’t say love.

Tell me what love looks like. Paint it like DaVinci.

Tell me what love smells like.

Is it skunky, musky, like rotting lemons?

Tell me what it feels like on the skin.

Don’t say love.

Meet your senses. Don’t write with your brain. Write with your body, eyes, nose, tongue, skin.

Then your audience will experience it. And that’s writing.

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