This Week's Topic:
The Five Senses. How you use them in your writing, how you are inspired by them, pictorial essays, that character with smelly socks, books that have used them well, the ones that are currently missing from your work, etc.
There are more than just sight and sound? Sometimes I wonder if I do remember when I read over a first draft whether touch, smell and taste exist. Using all the senses is something that i try to keep in mind when I'm writing but it doesn't always happen (it's not the only one).
THAT, I guess, it what edits are for. I tend to put a sticky note next to my computer screen as a gentle reminder. I agree this can help add depth to a scene.
For example, the rubbish bin in the alleyway where my hero is confronted needed the smell of rotting food among other yuck odors to bring it alive.
Texture/Feel is something i think i could use better too.
So much to think about. Is there any sense you don't use enough in your writing?