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Use your Senses

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My dogs love their walk. A move toward the leashes gets much tail wagging and bottom wriggling. But it’s not the exercise that gets them jumpingĀ  for the door. It’s the journey, the events that will happen along the way.

A whiff of rabbit by the hedgerow. The cacophony of roofers on the house down the block. The bitter tang of a found stick. All these delights add to the experience of a trip around out neighborhood.

You need sensory description in your work. Try to include at least three types in each scene. Far from slowing the pace, adding moments of sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, and even memory helps anchor your readers in your story. And it makes where you lead extra exciting.

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