Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Another Word for Gray

As a writer, I have often wanted to describe an object (a setting or a person) and make it stand out. One way I like to make things I'm describing stand out is to new ways to describe old, common, ordinary, everyday things.

Color Thesaurus

A quick was to accomplish this, is be choosing the most accurate and specific words possible. For example color. Today, I was searching for a to describe something that was gray--without saying it was gray.

So . . . I googled some trusty and friendly color sites. These are sites I've used before. Let me know if you find them helpful as well.

Here are some words you could use instead of gray:

Fog
Slate
Stone
Charcoal
Bone
Pewter
Graphite

Guess which one I chose . . . ?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Breaking the Ice

People who facilitate meetings, team events, classes and workshops often start their sessions with an icebreaker. The purpose of the icebreaker is to allow participants to get to know each other in an interest, fun, and comfortable way.



I recently came across a website that has 100 of the most interesting icebreaker questions ever! I started thinking that these questions could me good writing prompts--especially if you're keeping a personal journal. Or, if you're exploring a new fictional character, the answers to some of these questions may give you some insights.