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:
Mud
Wet clay
Ripe fruit
Cellulite
Wet snow
Cheeks
The liver and other organs
Animal fat on meat
Rare or raw meat
Sea onions
Raw fish
Clam or oyster meat
Slugs
Mushrooms
Fresh tree sap beads
Egg yolks

MAN-MADE:
Bread dough
Pottery clay
Cookie dough
Putty
A rubber ducky
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