There are ways to anchor the action or suspense in the scene without losing its edge.
A book is all about connecting to the reader’s emotions, and word painting is the finite art of wooing your words into your reader’s heart.
The next time you start to describe the setting in your story, slow down. Take a good look at what your character is seeing, feeling and even remembering.
Words are so powerful they have the ability to stimulate the brain in ways we may never fully understand. The five senses —smell, touch, taste, sound, and sight — when carefully brought into a story will transport the reader into the story’s setting and action square amongst the story’s characters. The reader becomes immersed in the story.