Five Story Senses for Writing a Children’s Novel

Every writer has used the five senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell in their novels to convey meaning to the reader, especially the description of incidental events in the everyday. However, this has only worked with adult readers but not with children where these senses do not resonate as effectively to them. Another set of senses are used by successful writers to capture the literary interest of the child demographic. To explain further, we spoke to Sean Williams who is an award winning New York Times Author of over forty novels and a lecturer at Flinders University.

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