Sense in a Story

Listen to me very carefully, because things I am going to tell you today are maybe the things you have never heard before. For the understanding of sensory information about a story, you need to be really focused and particular. yes, you heard right. Senses of the story.

In this monograph, I will explain,

  • why a story need to have sensory information?

  • What senses are embed in every story?

  • What story sense affects the most of your audience?

  • How to implement senses in the story?

Basically, there are 5 senses, vision, auditory, olfactory, tactile and taste.
But there are quite more, includes equilibrioception ( balance ) and nociception (pain) and thermoception ( temperature).

I have been learning the different stories from 24 years and tried to recognize the different senses inside the stories. And figured out a way to recognize and apply these senses to every story to make it more lively and engaging.
First of all, I will like you to concentrate on the different senses of story.

The senses of the story –

  • Story vision –

The vision of story is one of the sense that moves the story from a beginning to an end.
A writer has a vision for his story, eventually, it becomes the vision of the story. Which leads through an conflict and end into a resolution.

For being a successful storyteller we must enable the vision of a story. That everybody could sense that vision and try to expect for the end story deserve.

There are many manipulations we can create by using the vision of a story. Like at a certain point, when audience understands the vision of the story, and expect a climax accordingly, we can create an illusion and turn the story to give an unexpected climax with extraordinary resolution.

  • Story listens –

You might wonder, but it’s true, story communicate with the people’s. It means it certainly listens. Just the auditory skills of the story are little different.

The first part of a story is beginning, where a story builds its momentum. While building
momentum, a story needs to listen to what narrator is offering.

Often a story moves forward without listening to his narrative. That’s where the storyteller fails. If your story unable to listen to you, you can’t listen to where your story is leading. And audience definitely sense a disconnect between the narrative and story.


  • Taste of a story – (a story sense)

You might be wondering, is story really have a taste? It was started in early days of our lives, where we get to know about the taste. A story can have- a bitter taste, sweet, humor, spicy and sore.

It’s not like a taste of an acid or an alkali. It’s taste we recognize from our own mindsets. For every category, we have certain memories related to it in our mind. The memories of taste.
I will illustrate it to you in the relative topic.

  • Story temperature –

You are may be familiar about this sense, it’s the temperature of story. Unlike the other senses, the story continues on changing its temperature plot by plot.

While building momentum, temperature goes on rising and at the point where it adopts a conflict it’s highest. At the climax, it starts falling and after resolution, the story freezes.

  • The touch of a story –

Have you ever feel, that your hair stands automatically after hearing or reading a statement. Yes, I have. This story sense could create an magic if applied successfully.

We often hear, “What really happened was, I listen to a statement, and my adrenaline level instantly increases gives a reflection on my skin. As if it’s a response to that statement.”

In a very similar way, story touches us, methodically we call it to impact. But an impact is really passive, and a touch of the story is really active if compared.

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