August Blog Chain - The Colour of Writing

I wasn't sure if I was going to dive into this one, but I like the topic so thought I'd give it a go. Even though the idea is supposed to be a fun topic, it's kind of got me thinking and all insightful and such. Mainly because I've never actually given any thought to what colour my writing would be. If I were to look at it from a story point of view, that would so differ from story to story; Path of the Hunter for example would mostly be a dominant green, with hues of blue or sickly red depending on the scene. Revenant would be a much darker, almost sinister sort of colour with just hints of light. Then there's Redemption, which is fairly colourful but always bright in its colours. My mood kind of changes depending on the story I'm sitting and writing to, I'm of the type who can't work on a certain story if I'm not in the mood for it. I just end up frustrating myself. But if I had to pick based on my writings lately, I'd have to say my writing colour is grey. Not a dull grey, but that stormy grey thunderclouds are. I'd say my whole mindframe can be sort of like a thunderstorm. The darkness varies, and you can never be quite sure just how it's going to turn out. Either really dark with an amazing show as a result, a misleading little shower, nice steady downpour or completely uneventful. Got to love the joys of writing dark fantasy :)

Do be sure to check out the other participants in the awesome blogchain - you might find some new ones to follow!

Aheïla - direct link to her post
Ralph_Pines - direct link to her post
AuburnAssassin - direct link to her post
semmie - direct link to her post
Anarchicq - direct link to her post
CScottMorris - direct link to his post
PASeasholtz - direct link to his post
LadyMage - direct link to her post
orion_mk3 - direct link to his post
DavidZahir - direct link to his post
aimeelaine - direct link to her post
FreshHell - direct link to her post
sbclark - direct link to her post
Bettedra - direct link to her post
Guardian - direct link to her post
M.R.J. Le Blanc - You Are Here


Aimee Laine said...

The colors of a thunderstorm are so varied and awesome!! :)

Anonymous said...

That's two people that have selected gray so far (more if you count black or white as shades of gray).

But I agree that, when you're trying to describe a varied body of writing, neutral tones tend to come to the fore.

semmie said...

"Thunderstorm clouds" was the PERFECT answer to the question! I love, love, love it!

FreshHell said...

I've seen that shade of grey quite often these days as it's rained at least once a day this month. Nice images.

Anonymous said...

Grey is an interesting choice. I like use it on clothing or eyes but I can see how it fits the weather as well.

Zahir Blue said...

I almost chose gray. And interesting how many of us are really choosing a range of color rather than one specific shade.

Anonymous said...

Love how you describe the variations of thunderstorms. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Loved the thundercloud analogy--very evocative. I've never been a grey fan but when you mention those clouds, they do the color proud and suddenly I am.

Rebecca Laffar-Smith said...

Like the others I love the connection you give to thunderclouds. That stormy gray is rich with meaning and depth and substance. It's also full of possibility and drama. I love storms.


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