Start with a sense and place it in a specific environment or setting.
Quickly brainstorm ideas that spin off of the central theme. Try to take each idea out at least one more level.
The wood floor creeks with Sarah's footsteps, soft rain drops from the eaves and Charlie laughs a deep belly chuckle, pauses for breath and squawks loudly like a baby Pterodactyl.
Avoid passive voice.
Use active voice.
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