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Whether you consider color at the start or end of writing a book, it’s a good idea to at least ask what color represents your…
…Setting’s personality? What colors within the setting create this personality?
…Character’s personality? What colors in a character’s dress and home create this personality?
…Conflict? Think about your protagonist and consider contrasting colors to represent your antagonist(s).
Don’t go overboard in using color; a little goes a long way. Don’t be cliché in your use of color; allow color to work in the context of YOUR story.
When painting your story’s world, how important is color?
|Shon Bacon is an author, editor, and educator, whose biggest joys are writing and helping others develop their craft. She has published both creatively and academically and interviews women writers on her popular blog ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING. You can learn more about Shon's writings at her author website, and you can get information about her editorial services at CLG Entertainment.|