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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Friday, April 3, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Writing Colors - The Beautiful C's

Welcome back to the A to Z Challenge!

This year, I decided to provide different colors for descriptive purposes in writing. I'm using the website Color-ize to look at an alphabetical list of colors that we can use instead of using the same basic colors we know off the top of our heads. One color can come in so many shades, so why not take a look at them? :)

We are still in my Shades of Blue series, and this one is a 3-for-1 deal! Let us sail the beautiful C's. (See what I did there? hehe)

My favorite one to say (but least favorite in my
closet because, you know, ROYGBIV): Cerulean.

My favorite to look at: Cornflower blue. It's just so pretty!

And the one that hurts my eyes but is nearest to my heart because of my WIP, Cyan.

These are three expressive colors that can also depict certain moods in a story. Cyan is one of those beach water colors or sky colors I used to draw with in Paint. It is also the eye color and name of one of the supporting characters in my WIP, The Crystal Bearer, whom I named after a character in Final Fantasy VI.

Which is your favorite?


  1. Cyan is kind of painful to look at, isn't it? I think I like cornflower the best.

  2. I remember learning about Cerulean on The Devil Wears Prada. lol

  3. I'm not even going to pronounce the first one, but that's my favorite :)

    You've made me feel so blue all week, Debra - but in a *good* way :)

  4. Visiting from A/Z, I like cornflower blue. There sure are lots of shades of blue, aren't there? Cute theme for the challenge!


  5. Ohh! I like cerulean the best, though I'm probably saying it wrong. LOL

  6. I knew Cerulean was going to be listed under C as soon as I saw this topic!
    "The Devil Wears Prada" anyone?
    Oddly, this was the color that my editor said, "most readers will have no idea what that is, since they haven't gone to art school."
    I didn't go to art school either... what does it say about me that I know this one off the top of MY head? LOL.

    1. That's a crazy thing to say to someone. That's what Google is for. Never dumb down the simple things! :)