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Writing with all senses

I love writing thought-provoking messages to help get your week off to a great start. This one is a day later than usual because I’ve been hiding out in a dark room with a migraine, unable to go near a screen. Fortunately, audiobooks have been welcome friends!

Upon waking today, and realising the pain was gone, I headed downstairs for a glass of fresh water. The first thing I noticed was how vibrant all the colours in the garden seemed and how dew glistened in the morning sunshine. It was like a rainbow after rainfall, the gift of seeing life afresh.

I stood still for a moment and watched life in awe.

It’s so easy to take every day things for granted, especially when many of us are spending so much time at home during the lockdown, seeing the same things and the same people hour after hour, day after day.

Close your eyes for a few minutes then open them. Pick out every sound, notice all the colours and objects, feel the textures.

Writers have a unique consciousness. Writing forces us to pay attention. Our observations help colour our words, enabling us to give our readers a multi-sensory experience, one that can feel so real.

Why not write something today inspired by what you see, hear or feel?

‘Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you’re conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader.’

– Anne Lamott
About Loretta Milan

Founder and Commissioning Editor of Lightbox Originals. On a mission to get the world writing and finding wellbeing through words. Loves books, tea, travel and art.


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