Before you begin to write a sentence, imagine the scene you want to paint with your words. Imagine that you are the character and feel what the character feels. Smell what the character smells, and hear with that character’s ears. For an instant, before you begin to write, see and feel what you want the reader to see and feel.
When I’m writing, I AM my character. I feel every sense, I experience every emotion – and act as my character would behave in any given situation and in any place. Then it becomes an instinctive process, almost second nature, as though I’m living through and in my character. Almost as if it were real.