Hi aldan!aldan wrote: the more senses you can capture, the more believable the book will seem....
Excellent point! This definitely does apply to sound, touch, and taste, as well as sight. Humans are creatures that rely heavily on the sense of sight, so sight descriptives dominate, but others help give a more well-rounded reality. Like the acrid scent of smoke, the sweet perfume of wildflowers, the raucous din of battle, the sharp clang of metal upon metal, the strindent ringing of the alarm, the smooth feel of polished metal, the dry and rough texture of dragon scales, the bitter taste of strange herbs, the spicy tang of mulled wine, etc.
Again, getting this right often involves some sort of research.