Adjectives, adjectives, adjectives: A writer's most powerful tool. How can a writer bring to life tastes, smells, textures and vivid colors to their story without the use of many adjectives? If a word had a mission, what would that be of the adjective?
My goal was and is to bring every reader "inside the story" to be able to feel everything from the sweat on the brow to the aroma produced by a distinct cigar. In building the main character T-, it was vitally important to convey his many layers from family to his connection with his heritage and community environment. These places serve as somewhat of a "cocoon development lab" for all of us. His journey is complex and non-predictable with bouts of normalcy....at least for him.
Storytellers for centuries have depended upon the power of the adjective to evoke the senses. The best storytellers of old still have their stories told today. So, it's not just throwing in a bunch of adjectives in a story but the technique of choosing just the right adjective to best convey the story.