I’m dissecting the article Hunting Down the Pleonasm, by Allen Guthrie, using it as a cattle prod to search for little nasties in my manuscript. Yep, you can join in the fun, too. Let’s take a looksee at topic #21
21: Use all five senses in your descriptions. Smell and touch are too often neglected.
Wave that banner high and don’t forget about it. So many times I have been stuck, needing that little extra “umph” in a scene. Adding that little bit of extra sensory perception into a scene is awesome for really engaging your reader.
For instance, the smell of popcorn when you enter a movie theater. The fragrance of roses dancing on the breeze. The gritty surface biting into her flesh.
I don’t think there’s a better method of really engaging your reader than NAILING the sensory perceptions.
Do you have a favorite sensory perception? How about a great example ina book your reading?
- Pleonasms … (wordznerd.wordpress.com)