Thursday, July 15, 2010

Use All the Colors

Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
~ Rhys Alexander
Trust me when I say, each of these posts is worth your time. You will be inspired, and you will be motivated to write!

Have a great weekend!

41 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

I've got that Pocohontas song in my head now...can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Or something like that....it's been a long time. LOL

Candyland said...

I like all the colors! I will head over to these links, thanks:)

Palindrome said...

Thanks for linkies!! I shall visit them right now!

Have a good weekend!!

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Thanks for the links! Noticed you're reading Incarceron. Just finished it last week. LOVED IT!!! Hope you're enjoying it, too!

Marissa

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for including me! I'll check out the other links.

Have a great weekend too!

salarsenッ said...

I'll be back to check out the links. Thanks. So true, details do matter. Have a great weekend, too.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Thanks for the links. Let your colors shine, too!

Jen said...

I love all the bright colors Shannon!!! What fun! I love all the wonderful links!!!

Happy Thursday :)

Jennie Englund said...

The title of this post alone is amazing!

And the quote! And the paint cans!

LOVE love love it all!!!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Well said, Shannon. I feel inspired!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for the links to those sites.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

superb links, Shannon. And I'm with Vicki on this. STUCK. IN. MY. HEAD.

:P

Laura Marcella said...

Love the bright colors you used in this post! :) Thanks for these terrific links!

Patti said...

Thanks for the links.

Lynn said...

I love how you used colours in your post. Very creative and eye-pleasing.

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Will do. (salutes and heads off to read posts)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Wow, what a fun post!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great post - love the colours! :)

Racquel Henry said...

I LOVE the quote! :)

Carolyn V. said...

Awesome links Shannon! =)Thanks so much.

tony said...

Great Colourful Blogging.Good Links.Thanks.

Karen Lange said...

Thank you!
Happy weekend,
Karen :)

Tamika: said...

Love the colors~ puts in the mind of summer and newness. A fresh coat of color to make a room giddy:)

Cate P said...

Love that quote at the start, had never heard that before.
So very true though.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I've already read a couple of these posts....good stuff, Shannon. Great research!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I just had to clink over to tell you how pretty the paints look. Love the quote too, but the paints are what really attracted me.

Patti Lacy said...

LOVE the paint cans, esp. since I just helped my daughter paint her bland white-wall apartment.

Now we see lush Russian sage, mahagony brown...beautiful!!!!


Patti

Shelley Sly said...

Great links -- always nice to find new blogs. And I love the pretty paint!

Hope you have a nice weekend!

Heather said...

I love that, use all the colors! What a wonderful way to put it! Thanks for all the 'colorful' links!

Cleverly Inked said...

Wonderful..I always wonder what could inspire writers to get themselves motivated

Amy Tate said...

Wonderful analogy! I bought the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus last year and I love it. There are lots of colorful words between the pages. Great post!

Catherine A. Winn said...

Thanks for the great links and the writing hint. We all get "stale" now and then and need reminders like this.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the links! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. :)

CMOM Productions said...

I feel like painting now! lol Thanks for sharing the links!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'll check them out. Thx!

Margo Berendsen said...

Great quote and I'm in dire need of motivation, so I'm off to check out those posts!

Robyn Campbell said...

You linked me. I love you. And I just about missed it, too. You sly devil you. The colors are so pretty pretty.

Where are you, anyway? *knock* *knock*

Thanks my sweet pal Shannon. I heart you, girl.

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Mary Campbell said...

use all the colors - love it and thanks for the links.

cleemckenzie said...

The links are super. Thanks for pulling them together here.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Thanks for the awesome links!

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