First Sentence Friday! CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Unbelievably, we are at the half-way point for the First Sentence Friday for THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET!

When crafting stories, writers are told to use all their senses.  This is a part of writing I enjoy because it’s always interesting and fun (and challenging!) to try and think of unique ways to describe what my main characters heard, tasted, saw, felt, or smelled.

One thing I’m quite familiar with, living here in the south where humidity, mold, and mildew reign, is the distinct smell that comes from a crawl space or a cellar.  We live in an old house that has a set of brick steps leading down to a door, and once opened, inside is a cement floor (somebody poured at some point) with wood shelves lining each side of the long, narrow space.  This is where we store our yard tools, pesticides, and other outdoor type gear.  It smells of overturned dirt, old wood, and over a hundred years of living.  (The house is approximately 111 years old)  While writing, I use what I can, what I know, to try and give readers a realistic experience.

Chapter Fourteen

The inside of the truck smelled dank, the same way our root cellar had smelled.

 

A Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOK Fall/Winter 2017, and a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trio Pick for 2018, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET releases December 26th, 2017.  

***I’m using #FirstSentenceFridays on Twitter and tagging @Kensington Publishing Corporation.  Follow along and tweet out/share if you’d like!***

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