Thursday, February 2, 2012

Writing Prompt #4


Color is a part of our life that we sometimes take for granted. I'm old enough to remember the days when movies were done in black and white except for the musical extravaganzas which made them so very appealing. 

My friend, Annette Gendler has used a color exercise on her blog a number of times. She uses one color per month, but today, I'm going to give you a list of colors. For each one, list as many words as you can that indicate the color. Writers need to be wary of repetition. Why keep telling the reader something is blue when there are many other ways to convey that message? 

I'll add a couple of words for the first couple colors. See how many more you can add and then on to the other colors. Do them all in one fell swoop, or save the list and do one color per day.  Keep your list and add to it. Then use some of those many descriptive words in your writing.

COLORS:

1  Yellow
       sunny
       golden

2.  Pink
        blush
        rose

3.  Black

4.  Brown

6.  White

7.  Green

8.  Blue

9.  Orange

10.  Purple
      

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