Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So, You Want to be a Writer?

Welcome, friends and compatriots alike.

So, you have chosen to embark on the path that has inspired equal parts culture and criticism: You're going to write.

Have no fear, you've come to a friendly and supportive little corner of the 'net in your quest for literary greatness.

So, you want to be a writer?

We do, too.

This is a place where we, you, and any the others just starting out on this journey can come together sharing both success and failure as we grow and perfect our craft.

So, climb aboard. It's fun here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

How important are sensory details? Part 5... SIGHT



White- antique white, vanilla, cream, ivory, frost, snow, beige, pearl, eggshell, champagne, linen, platinum
Pink- fuchsia, rose, magenta, peach, salmon, opal, blush, bubblegum, coral
Red-crimson, burgundy, chestnut, brick, ruby, scarlet, vermilion, wine, strawberry, cherry, blood, tomato, maroon, apple
Orange-amber, apricot, tangerine, carrot, flame, mahogany, rust, papaya
Brown- auburn, beige, bronzed, camel, chestnut, chocolate, coffee, copper, sand, fawn, khaki, rust, tawny, umber, sienna, sepia, wheat, taupe, tan, buckskin, brandy, tawny, walnut, topaz, brunette, antiqued
Yellow- amber, cream, gold, khaki, lemon, maize, school bus, sun, vanilla, chiffon, honey, blonde
Gray- ash, charcoal, silver, slate, steel, smoke, soot, graphite
Green- honeydew, jungle, lime, mint, hunter, olive, pine, sage, seaweed, forest, emerald, leaf/grass, hazel
Blue- aqua, cerulean, cyan, teal, turquoise, baby blue, powder, sky, cobalt, midnight, royal, periwinkle, sapphire, ultramarine, navy, denim,
Violet- amethyst, eggplant, lavendar, lilac, purple, plum, orchid, wisteria, indigo, grape
Black- ebony, charcoal, tar, onyx, jet, obsidian, midnight