The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience—the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life—can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who just enjoys writing for the joy of self-expression, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. Laura Deutsch explores all kinds of writing—from memoir and journaling to fiction, journalism, poetry, travel, food writing, and more.
About the author
LAURA DEUTSCH is a writer, editor, and teacher based in Mill Valley, California. She has taught classes and has given workshops in many venues over the years, including the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Book Passage bookstore, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, and in Arezzo, Italy. Her personal essays, feature stories, and travel pieces have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, and her personal essays have been anthologized in several collections.
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