As writers, we work daily to avoid cliches and find our own way of saying things. Sometimes it’s easier to dash off a color word–like pink, for instance–to describe a character’s shirt or the kind of light entering the room.
Today’s Writing Challenge is this. Go through the scene or story you’re working on now. Look for color words. How can you make them more specific? More evocative? Less unexpected? How do the changes you make reflect or connect with the emotional tone of the scene?