Every situation is an opportunity for a writer to collect sensory details.
Tomorrow, one of my closest friends for many years (decades, really), is getting married. I’m so happy for her and her groom. As a writer, I’m going to take the opportunity to mentally record sensory details for possible use in future stories. Weddings are a rich treasure trove of the five senses.
The music. The food. The clothing. The decorations. The emotional responses. All useful for future fiction scenes.
And there’s the lesson for the writer: wherever he or she is, there is fodder for sensory details whether it’s a festive wedding, a somber funeral, a grocery run or a doctor visit.
And now, here are some recent articles I’ve come across on writing: