A quick thought on the use of colour you might find useful!

A hint I picked up many years ago from a writers’ magazine, is the use of colour. It’s such an easy thing to do, yet so effective.

I was writing a story for 7-12s at the time, and went over the manuscript, inserting a colour on every page.

Blonde hair, navy T-shirt, silver Audi, black briefcase, brown envelope…

Then I went back and deleted any that seemed forced (which was probably more than half), leaving all the ones that I felt added something.

creative writing tip white dog with yellow ball.

It was so simple to make the changes, and definitely made a difference to the final story.

Could you do that?

Add a colour to every page of your current work in progress, or an old one you have hanging about somewhere!

When you’re done, go back and delete any that seem forced, leaving all the ones that give your reader a better picture of the action/scene.

Does that give your novel an extra lift?

I hope so! 🙂

Let me know how it goes,


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