Ever just sit and listen to the sounds around you for inspiration? Not the ‘favorite song’ type of inspiring, but the white noise of the stove vent, the distant rumble of cars down the road…. the silence when the night peepers have finally settled before the storm…
Outside we’re having a visit from Donner und Blitzen. A theatrical pair! But what in interesting are how many sounds overpower even that thunderous duo. The ice maker on the fridge as it drops ice and draws more water, a fan, the neighbor’s garage door opening…. need a toich of WD-40 there!
Our writing deserves to feel real. Can your readers inmerse themselves into your story worlds with the imagery you offer? If not, maybe you might need to turn off your writing playlist and just listen for a minute or two.
Tell us what you do to appeal to a reader’s sense of hearing in your check-in. Here in the comments or in our FB thread