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:
The sun
Fire
Embers
Lightning
Hot springs
Beach sand
Lava
Steam
Meteorites entering Earth's atmosphere
Boiling water
Sunbaked rocks
The air in the tropics
Feverish skin

MAN-MADE:
Tar
Liquid metal
A blacksmith's forge
A branding iron
A kiln
Solder
A crematorium
An iron
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