Sunday, October 16, 2011

How important are sensory details? Part 1...SOUND

Sensory details can make the difference between reading a story and experiencing it. Using the correct identifier for descriptions, can make words burst off the pages.

This post is divided into five parts, allowing each of the senses to take center stage.
First up…SOUND
In my humble opinion, the key to using the below listed sounds, is to use them in a way in which you do NOT describe their anticipated counterpart.
-babbling, bark, bawling, bellowing, blaring, blast, blubbering, booming, bubbling,
bumping, burbling
-cackle, cawing, chant, chattering, chiming, chirp, chirrup, chorus, chuckle, clamour, clang, clangour, clank, clapping, clicking, clucking, cooing, coughing, cracking, crackling, creaking, croaking, crowing,
crunching, cry
-gagging, garggling, gasping, giggle, grinding, growl, grunting, gurgling, gushing
-hissing, hollering, howl, hum
-jabber, jingle
-moaning, mooing, mumbling, murmuring
-panting, patter, peal, piercing, ping, piping, popping, pounding
-rasping, rattle, ring, ripping, roar, rumble, rustling
-scraping, scratching, scream, screech, shattering, shout, shriek, shuffling, sighing, singing, sizzling, snapping, snarl, sneezing, sniveling, snoring, snorting, sobbing, spits, splash, splatter, sputter, squawk, squeaky, squeal, swish
-tapping, tearing, thump, thunder, ticking, tinkling, trumpeting
-wail, weeping, wheezing, whimpering, whining, whisper, whistling, whooping, whoosh, wrapping
-yap, yelp


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