TEXTURE THESAURUS

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Textures are an excellent way to bring readers deeper into the scene. As you freshly describe textures found in the setting, readers will be reminded of their own past experiences. Used in conjunction with colors and patterns or shapes, the object associated with this texture can become easier to imagine, especially when dealing with something abstract.
COMPARISONS:

NATURAL:
A walnut shell
Papery or scaly skin
Dried mud puddles and riverbeds
Earthquake fissures
Spruce tree bark
Dry rot

MAN-MADE:
Peeling paint
Antiqued paint technique
Mummified remains
Gingersnap cookies
Peanut butter cookies
Worn leather
Crackled hand blown glass
Antique oil paintings
A fractured windshield
Old wood siding
The shell of a boiled egg that's been cracked
A fresh-baked bread crust
A pan of brownies
An old bumper sticker
A shattered cell phone screen
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