A good friend of mine offered a class in Sense Appeal. Here is her statement:
Do you want to immerse your readers in the world you’ve created for them? Fully immerse them in it? Yes? Then you must help them see, hear, smell, touch, and taste your characters’ experiences. Share the sensory journey of your characters through your description and dialogue, and your readers will feel the full experience of your writing as if they were living in the pages of your story themselves.
I signed up for the class twice, but it didn’t run, so my friend sent me her notes and I studied as best I could.
I struggle with this part of writing. I have limited trouble with dialogue and action, but I often fail on the five senses. I know it’s important, but I forget to include it on the first pass through. I have to go back over what I’ve written and add it later.