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25 Sensory Writing Prompts to Improve Detail & Description

Upgrade your description skills with these sensory writing prompts.

Sensory writing prompts focus on main senses, as depicted in this illustration.
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By most accounts, there are more than five senses. Some experts say there are seven, some as many as 20. But narrowing in on at least the five classical senses can lend a much-needed “sense” of detail to your writing. Here are five sensory writing prompts for each of those five classic senses.

Sensory Writing Prompts: Touch

There is an insect on your character’s skin. Which insect is it? What does the insect do? How does your character react?

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