Do you want to improve your writing but have no idea where to start?

Are you worried your prose is flat and full of weak descriptions?

Are you ready to power up your writing and create prose that grips your reader to the page?

In this course, I'll share everything I've learned about creating sensory-rich writing. I'll show you the psychology behind the senses as well as how to connect sensory detail with memory to deepen both your characterization and imagery.

Emotion and the emotional journey your hero goes on is the foundation of any good story. What creates and enhances emotion? Sense rich writing.

This course is jam-packed full of useful tips and tricks to make you think about the senses in new and unique ways. By the end of the course, your writing will be richer, deeper and more powerful.

Course curriculum

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    Course Curriculum

    • Course Introduction

    • The Senses Lesson #1 The Senses Overview

    • The Senses Lesson #2 Sight Sense

    • The Senses Lesson #3 Sound Sense

    • The Senses Lesson #4 Taste Sense

    • The Senses Lesson #5 Touch Sense

    • The Senses Lesson #6 Smell Sense

    • The Senses Lesson #7 Layering the Senses

    • Course Completion

    • Course Downloads

    • Bonus - How Developmental Editors Edit - First Page Edit

    • Bonus 1 - Conference Session on Villains

    • Bonus 2 - Conference Session on Heroes

    • Bonus 3 - Conference Session on Prose

Your Instructor

Improve your craft, characters, story and prose with Sacha.

Course Instructor

Sacha Black

Sacha Black is a competition-winning and bestselling author, rebel podcaster, professional speaker, and a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) team. Her writing craft books “13 Steps to Evil,” “10 Steps to Hero,” and “The Anatomy of Prose” are all bestselling books for writers. Sacha runs two podcasts: “The Rebel Author Podcast” and “Next Level Authors,” as well as hosting the monthly fiction and non-fiction podcast for ALLi. Sacha spent many years developmental editing, but now focuses on sharing her knowledge through writing more craft books, creating writing courses, and consulting on all aspects of writing, marketing, and the publishing journey as an indie author.

What you'll learn in this course:

Lots of writers want to improve their writing, but don't know where to start or how to implement lessons into their work. That's where I come in. So how will this course (finally) help you improve your prose?

  • You'll discover the pillars of all good sensory writing and how to implement them in your own work.

  • You'll learn the psychology behind sensory descriptions, how to use psychology to your advantage and the impact it has on the reader.

  • You'll receive a detailed breakdown of how to create rich descriptions for each individual sense.

  • You'll learn when you should and shouldn't use each sense.

  • You'll get a raft of tools, tips, tricks and techniques to help you improve all five senses. 

  • You'll identify why published examples of sensory description work and how to use the same techniques in your own work. 

  • You'll understand the mistakes many writers make with the senses and how to fix them.

  • You'll receive course exercises to put lessons into practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the course?

    The senses course is over 3 hours long. Plus you'll have additional bonus videos totaling 2 hours and additional downloadable resources that you can complete.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts as soon as you enroll. As the course is self-paced, you can decide when you start and when you finish. You can take your time and study it over several weeks or even binge it in one weekend if you prefer.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the course. You can access the course for as long as you like and across any and all devices you own. You can also download the materials to your own computer if you prefer to study offline.

  • Is the course useful for people writing in all genres?

    Yes. Using the senses is something all writers in all genres should do. Regardless of whether your a horror writer, a thriller writer or writing for a Young Adult audience, this course will help you to improve your sensory writing. If you have any questions about the course, please email: [email protected].

  • Is there any live element or community aspect to the course?

    The course is self-contained and should cover any questions you have within the material. There is a private, members only Facebook group for the course, where you can ask me questions and interact with other students.

  • I have a question that's not answered here.

    No problems. Just shoot me an email to [email protected] and I'll do my best to answer within 48 hours.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    It’s really important to me that this course provides value for you. Therefore, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 14 days and I'll give you a full refund. Just email: [email protected]. If you have issues after the 14 days, you can email me anytime and I'll try to sort out any problems.

Get started now!

Ready to supercharge your story? Join The Anatomy of Prose Senses course today and polish your prose to perfection!