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Descriptive adjectives and adverbs. You may want a lot of similes and metaphors. Instead of saying, "The boat was falling apart." say, "The boat was rusting over the spots where the paint used to be. Half of the mast was gone and every window was broken. Tools, rope, and barrels were scattered over the rotten wood floor. The smell of dead fish filled the air." A thesaurus can be extremely helpful in being descriptive. When describing a person, point out the noticeable features until you get to the point you're trying to make. For example, if you have a stinky person, you have to give more detail than that. "His hair was a mess, and his craggily beard looked like it had not been shaved for years. His overalls and jeans had holes as big my head. They stunk as if they had just been pulled out of a Dumpster. He wore no shoes, for he must have thought his overgrown and green toenails looked fashionable. The only thing missing from his oil stained face were flies to hover around his head."
Use more adjectives and adverbs, use all your senses while describing a place or action, talk about colours, use a thesaurus if it starts to sound too repetitive to you. Also use similes, metaphor, personification, imagery to describe things.