Novelists, in my experience, are hungry for detail. The right kind of detail will breathe life into descriptive writing. But where to find it?
Observation. Photographs. Talking to people. And now - I discover - reading blogs from around the world. Some of them are stuffed full of wonderful observations.
One I found recently, and am enjoying reading, is www.mreater.blogspot.com If anyone knows other fascinating blogs from around the world, please let me know.