Writing

How to Describe the Sense of Smell in Your Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 8, 2021 • 3 min read

The human sense of smell is intimately connected with memory, which makes it a useful tool for writers. Scent is an incredibly evocative detail to explore in creative writing, but too often writers neglect the possibilities that scent descriptions open up in terms of establishing setting and emotion in their work.