Monday, March 12, 2012

Writing Exercise: Color List - Black

The month of March has crept up without me presenting a color list exercise yet, but here we go. I have one more color left, I think, and that's an easy one: black.

For the uninitiated, the idea is to come up with ways to evoke black without mentioning the color itself since one of the challenges of writing effective descriptions is getting the color just right. Each month on this blog we've worked on one color, so far we’ve done purple, white, gray, brown, orange, red, green, pink, blue, and yellow.

Since you all have been doing such a great job with this, I shall just tip you off with a few words for black, and see what else you can contribute:

charcoal
soot
tar
wrought iron (see my picture)

7 comments:

  1. witch hat
    grim reaper
    widow
    spider
    ink

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  2. nightmare
    shadow
    war
    hopeless
    bottomless pit

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  3. blank computer screen
    rock
    dirt

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  4. starless night
    inky
    coal
    raven
    ebony

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  5. Diane - I love the witch hat; it immediately brings black to mind, doesn't it? And that's the point!

    Under cover - you sure went abstract; I like nightmare as a choice.

    Anjuli - you know, dirt can be red? Depends on where you are... :-)

    Nancy, raven is excellent, ebony, too.

    The Desert Rocks - I love onyx!

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