SENSORY DETAILS SHOW, not tell what is happening
In your writing, you need to use details that put the reader in your shoes. • Use details such as SIGHT, SOUND, TASTE, TOUCH and SMELL Details
The rain hit the car…. • The huge drops of water pounded the car as if to beat it up. Example 1 – SIGHT AND SOUND
The smell of cookies filled the kitchen… • The aroma of melted butter and sweet chocolate morsels attacked my senses as I passed the kitchen. Example 2
The house was on fire… • The intense heat radiated from the burning wood singeing my arm hairs as the blaze overcame the rickety old house like a thunder could on a clear sunny day. Example 3
The picnic table was rough… • As I wiped off the picnic table splinters tore at my flesh like sandpaper against a wall. Example 4
The gym was hot after the game. • *Make sure to use at LEAST 3 senses to SHOW the detail. Now you get to try…
Pie was baking in the kitchen. • *Make sure to use at LEAST 3 senses to SHOW the detail.
The sun was bright and the birds were making noise. • *Make sure to use at LEAST 3 senses to SHOW the detail.