TEXTURE THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

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:
Dirt
Mud
Sand
Dry eye gunk
Tartar film on teeth
Dried tears
A thick dust layer
Dirty drinking water
Crushed gravel
Peanut shell 'dust'
Crushed sea shells
Chicken feed
Pollen
Dried sweat
Blowing ice pellets or snow
Poppy seeds
Pumice bits
Sandstone
Fruit or berries with edible seeds (kiwis, raspberries, etc.)
Sand dollars
Tiny crystals

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