My essay in Publishers Weekly about Scent in Literature

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I have an essay in Publishers Weekly this week about how writers might go about learning how to incorporate scent details in their writing.

As you can imagine, stinky writing is a topic I feel really strongly about. I’m writing my own memoir of a super sniffer right now and I’m abundantly aware of how many ways you can go wrong with scent cues across all genres.

There are many books about scent on the market, but some of my favorites are simply the writers that use scent as a marker of psychological transformation.

I hope that you’ll read “How to Write about Scent” and share, maybe find it useful in your own projects. At the very least, you’ll never read another scent passage without having it jump off the page at you!

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