The Fragrance of a Thought
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
Henry David Thoreau
When I moved from technical writing online to experimentation with fiction, I found I’d forgotten the words. Not all the words, descriptive words.
I forgot about the hues, fragrances, damp dew, evening colors, and azure heavens. I forgot about adjectives. I felt I’d lost them.
Keep the art of the description alive in your writing. Even in technical writing, it can add texture and depth to your content.