Writing Basics: Sensory Lists and Descriptive Words
My first experience in learning the writing craft was attending a writing class several years ago. The class was taught by B.J. Tiernan, author of Standing On A Whale. She had the class do a writing exercise of five sensory lists. The purpose of this exercise was to go back to the list when doing descriptions in your writing. B.J. said to assume every reader is blind, so you need to use description when you write. The reader wants details and can connect to you better if you do: "Show, don't tell".
Using Descriptive Words
What writing tips have helped you in writing description?