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Deborah Hawkins, penned Debra Renée Byrd, began writing after a blank book project in elementary school and never stopped, fashioning stories based on her favorite TV shows and movies before creating more original works. She studied at the University of the Arts and Florida State University before settling down and graduating from Temple University. She now resides in her hometown of Dover, DE and hopes to snag an agent for her bigger projects in the near future... She loves fantasies, superheroes, is a trekkie and a brown coat. She loves television and lives for Final Fantasy video games, having collected most of them. She has read a myriad of authors, and her favorite authors change whenever she finds a new book that changes her life... "When you can't run, you crawl. When you can't crawl...well, you know the rest." -Tracey, Firefly, "The Message"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Writing Colors - Azure

Welcome to the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

The challenge this year is dedicated to Tina, whom I never got to meet, but she impacted a lot of people in the writing blogosphere, and this was a great idea to honor her. So let's get it done!

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? :)

The first few I want to highlight happen to be shades of blue (it used to be my favorite color), so I'm starting A to Z with a series. ;)

Today's color is Azure.

This color is probably one of the first shades I think of when I think of blue. It's probably what most people call bright blue, because it is. It's vibrant and happy, and what we all colored our skies with in Microsoft Paint.

Another shade of blue that begins with A: Aqua (even though it has a lot more green in it).


  1. Azure skies... That's a nice image to take with me, and a good start to the A to Z! When I lived in New Mexico we learned a song:

    Under a sky of azure
    Where balmy breezes blow
    Kissed by the golden sunshine
    Is Nueva Mexico...

    I always think of those skies when I read 'Azure' or 'Azul'. Good start to the hop!

  2. That's a pretty shade of blue. I've heard of that one. :)

  3. What a great idea! My writing could do with a bit more colour.
    Miriam (A-to-Zing on writing historical fiction)

  4. I love using colour in my writing. Great theme!

    Annalisa at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  5. I love your theme! I think we do need to use more vivid color names. The regular color names get boring.

  6. What a great color to pick for A! I love azure skies! :D

  7. Hmmm... so what's your favorite color now?? :)

    I think azure is my favorite... it's a happy blue... and makes me think of Hawaii ;)

    1. Pink and purple. :D I still wear a lot of blue, though.

  8. Great theme! Love that shade of blue.

  9. I love using colors in writing! Looking forward to the rest of your posts!

  10. What a clever idea; informative and creative. Looking forward to more.

  11. Fun theme! I look forward to your daily doses of color.

  12. Great choice for A! I love the word "azure," and the color is pretty nice, too... ;)

  13. Wow, I love your theme! I can't wait to see what you have in store.

  14. I live in a place which has azure skies most of the time, except in a sandstorm!
    Great opening post for the A-Z

    Best wishes,
    from Madly-in-Verse