SENSORY WORD: RED
By Natalie Bright
We think of our eyes as video cameras and our brains as blank tapes to be filled with sensory inputs.
I love this quote! Think of your readers as blank tapes. It’s your job as a writer to convey that image in as vivid a picture as possible. You create a world on a page with words that comes alive in the readers’ brain.
Let’s consider the color red. Think about digging even deeper. Instead of red, how about:
Pink, salmon, coral, raspberry, strawberry, tomato, currant, cherry, crimson, vermillion, flame, ruby garnet, wine
Each one of those shades of red creates a totally different mental image.
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