Waves hitting the shore
Spittle bugs (foam on plants)
Fresh cows milk
White caps or breakers
Scum on ponds
Fish egg clusters…
Seed pod fluff (trees, plants)
Root bear foam
Hot tub bubbles
Foam finger wavers at sporting events
Synonyms for Foamy: frothy, sudsy, bubbly, lather, yeasty…
Synonyms for Spongy: springy, peaty, porous, airy, fluffy…
Describing texture in a story creates intimacy between reader and character, and can even cause an emotional trigger for both. To anchor the reader in the scene, make sure comparisons and contrasts are clear and relatable, and within the scope of the narrator’s life knowledge and experience.
Textures are a powerful tool for pulling readers into the narrating character’s world, so don’t skimp.
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Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
Christina Farley says
How do you think of all these things? Really, it’s amazing. I’m addicted to your blog whenever I’m stuck. I’ve decided you have to keep this blog going for at least as long as i’m writing, which at this rate could be for a while! 🙂
C.R. Evers says
cool picture and another great list!