The Five Senses


When writing, use two or three of the five senses to bring description to life. I’ve seen it as a tip for creative writing but also forDungeons and Dragons. It’s a ways of using Specific Detail and grounding the world in the perception of the characters


Pick an object. In five sentences explain:

  • What it sees.
  • What it hears.
  • What it smells.
  • What it tastes.
  • What it feels.

Keep the detail concrete and simple. The aim is to generate images and use the senses.

  • This writing exercise comes from a workshop with Rebecca Tanthony

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