This might be just my problem, but for no one's sake can I successfully write descriptions. I realize the premise behind it - to focus on all or most of the senses and the feelings of the characters to create imagery. I also realize that the key is imagining you are in the character's shoes. I also realize that the key is to pretend you are telling the story to a friend. Yet, besides these things, descriptions just don't seem to come naturally to me. I can blabber on for paragraphs and present thousands of ideas, but descriptions just don't come to the top of my head. So, I don't really need criticism to help me understand descriptions; rather, I'd be grateful if people could provide me with exercises to help me with this problem. This might just be a kind of solitary writer's problem which only the writer can improve upon, so that's why objectively I think description exercises are the only solutions to this problem. Thank you all in advance.