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Writing Prompt: The Texture of Anxiety

New writers, and some experienced ones as well, often neglect the senses in our writing or we forget to write with senses other than sight.  Touch is often neglected in fiction but in reality, it stands next to the sense of smell as being the most primal.  So, if you want to increase the emotional impact of your story, consider adding a sensual touch.

For this exercise, I wanted to see how many words and in how many ways I could describe the texture of anxiety.

Prickly, rough, like sandpaper against bare skin.

Cold, clammy

Brittle

Citrus peel

Dark

Oily

Sticky

Abrasive

Blistered

Chafe

Damaged

Dirty

Grating

Pitted

Viscous – internal friction (I love this!)

What words/phrases did you think of?

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This entry was posted on March 1, 2012 by in Writing Craft and tagged , , , , , .

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