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Road Trip Wednesday #90: Your Five Senses


Welcome to our 90th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link -- or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.




This Week's Topic:
The Five Senses. How you use them in your writing, how you are inspired by them, pictorial essays, that character with smelly socks, books that have used them well, the ones that are currently missing from your work, etc.



Road Trip Song of the Week:
When You Use Your Senses" by Harry Kindergarten

Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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34 comments:

  1. A brief pictorial essay about the way the five senses are influencing a current project: http://www.kristinhalbrook.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-five-senses.html

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  2. Something i need to work on:
    http://beck-nicholas.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-sensing-that-reeks.html

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  3. Great topic! :). It helped me realize alot of opportunities to include sensory details when I edit, and how much sensory I have in my WIP already.

    http://www.yahighway.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-90-your-five-senses.html

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  4. I got a little carried away. :)

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-me-there.html

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  5. Ah, yes, this one takes a bit of extra work for me. :)

    http://hddodson.blogspot.com/

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  6. Interesting topic! I just happened to read a food passage the other day that's stuck with me.

    http://jenniferpickrell.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/rtw-%e2%80%93-the-senses/

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  7. Ummm...I just chose to focus on one. Sadly, no pictorial essay involved.

    http://bit.ly/onDdLB

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  8. This post took me forever to put together! (Not sure why though...)

    katyupperman.com

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  9. Great topic! http://www.rebeccabehrens.com/2011/08/rtw-sense-and-sensitivity.html

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  10. Great topic! This one took a lot of thinking...

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-five-senses.html

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  11. I just finished two books with excellent descriptions, so this is the perfect topic for me right now!
    http://crystalschubert.com/2011/08/03/your-body-is-a-wonderland/

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  12. A few words about my non-senses.

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-not-enough-senses.html

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  13. I agree with everyone else--this was a tough question!

    http://theunemployedbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/08/five-senses.html

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  14. Here's my entry, with an excerpt from a short story I wrote about a feral Peter Pan!

    http://wolfinthefable.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-back-with-rtw.html

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  15. mine!

    http://www.chelseyblair.com/2011/08/rtw-senses.html

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  16. Oops, Lora, you linked back to the YAH blog!

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  17. Have I said lately how much I love these little trips?

    http://overyonderlit.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-more-than-lumps-of-wood-or-clay.html

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  18. What can I say, I'm a sensual woman . . . I even teased with this one.

    http://angelicarjackson.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-senses-working-overtime.html

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  19. Quita and I are greedy, so we talked out the sense of taste. :)

    http://tinyurl.com/3khq5xe

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  20. http://glissadesandgabble.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-90-your-five-senses.html

    That took longer than I thought. But, there are pictures!

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  21. Mine comes with pictures: http://ohthevoices.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-five-senses.html

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  22. I had to keep myself from getting carried away with this one.

    http://zapslobstertank.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-no-sense-no-story.html

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  23. Love this topic! My post is about how to make your sensory information pull double-duty. My First YA Highway RTW Post

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  24. Here's mine! :)

    http://briallison.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-do-you-hear-what-i.html

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  25. I'm so late at getting this up! Still, I loved this prompt.

    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-using-5-senses-in-storytelling.html

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  26. How about a sixth sense?

    http://sarahnicolas.com/blog/2011/08/rtw-five-senses-how-about-a-sixth/

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  27. Great topic - it really got me thinking about tricks I wasn't fully aware that I was using.

    http://writingonalimb.blogspot.com/2011/08/making-sense-of-senses.html

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  28. A little late to the party, but I posted some deleted taste and smell lines from an early draft of Hemlock: http://kathleenpeacock.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-senses.html

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  29. Great topic!

    I forgot to post my link earlier. In my post I graded myself on how well I utilize the 5 senses: http://raven-ashley.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-what-are-five-senses-again.html

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  30. I loved this topic. What a great thing to consider when editing...
    http://jessica-therrien.blogspot.com/2011/08/sensory-details.html

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