Your Senses

Feb 10, 2021 | Adjectives & Verbs

Using senses in your writing

Here’s a warmup exercise to try at the start of your next writing session. Start with a list of the five senses:

  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • Sight

Take five minutes and write down as many words that you can think of relating to each of the senses

Think of words you could use to describe how a character uses the senses to understand the world. As you write after the exercise, you will discover more ways to use all the senses to describe events.

See Richie Billing’s site for some examples using the five senses and lists of adjectives for them.


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