First of all- I’m excited to be back!
Happy to see you’re back, too!
So I wonder how often should I have sensory words in a text?
There’s no rule for this – it really depends on how you’d like your voice to be. Most people tend to stay too safe and don’t use enough emotional and sensory words, making their text quickly sound bland. In writing, your word choice has to be stronger than when you talk. So it’s good to push yourself a little further, then leave your writing overnight and see in the morning whether you still like it.
As you’re more aware of these words now, you will also notice how much (or how little) other authors use them and you can see what you like and what you don’t like. My word choice keeps evolving.
But in my own sentences- it was harder to go wild, because I knew the context.
Some people find it useful to put each sentence on a new line and review each sentence one by one.
You’ve done well. The warming up exercise is very vivid. I also like the changes you’ve made to your own text. One thing we’ll look at later this week is limiting the number of adjectives before a noun. So, in “This warm, loving, open-to-the-unexpected outlook.”, it would be better to choose one adjective or move them to after the noun:
This open-to-the-unexpected outlook.
Or: I loved his outlook on life. It’s warm, caring, and open-to-the-unexpected.
Enchant readers. Woo customers. Win business.