Month: October 2015

Add Colour to Your Writing by Janice L. Dick


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When my son arrived in Lima, Peru, while on a mission trip some years ago, he was struck by the riot of colour in the city. His email said, “It looked like a kid had gone crazy with a box of crayons.” Without naming any colours, he had created a picture of the sc Read More

Colour Me Gracious by Brenda J. Wood


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Writers’ groups and their goals are as varied as the words on a page. They range from the tender and all-forgiving to the meanest criticism in the world. I’ve been a member of both types of groups and I definitely prefer the kinder kind. Unfortunately, some people thrive on shredding your work to pieces be Read More

Adding Colour—Literally by Tracy Krauss


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As an artist as well as a writer, I know the importance of colour. Yet I’ve read a few manuscripts with a distinct lack of it. Rather than “fifty shades of gray,” perhaps we should be looking for fifty words to express exactly what we envi Read More

A Writer Who Speaks or A Speaker Who Writes? by Jack Popjes


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Am I a writer who speaks, or a speaker who writes? I don’t know. What I do know is that the words I write as I tell a story for my readers are completely different from the words I use when I tell that story to a live audi Read More

Adding Colour by Pamela Mytroen


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The hotel room I am staying in depresses me. Shades of brown from the bedspread to the carpet and drapes and even the beige wallpaper and gold-framed art are lacking an accent colour. But what is worse, a bland monochromatic colour scheme or loud colours of every shade shouting at you? To add colo Read More