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:
The skin of an apple, eggplant, or watermelon
Healthy leaves
River-tumbled pebbles
Pearls
Rose petals
A shark or dolphin's fin
Driftwood
Fruits such as grapes, cherries, or plums
A horse's hide
A grain of wheat
A lamb's ear
A bell pepper or eggplant
A bird's feathers
Fingernails
A tomato
Peeled garlic
A hazelnut's shell
Inner tree bark
A beetle's shell

MAN-MADE:
A piece of paper
Freshly shaved skin
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