With “orange” as a writing prompt this week, it leaves room for silliness and wayward discussions. Strangely, though, I found myself looking for some deep psychological meaning associated with the cheerful color–and that’s when it struck me. Orange evokes a few of my favorite writing things (cue Julie Andrews):
Sunrise and starting the day fresh, new beginnings. This is a recurring theme in BECOMING JOSEPHINE.
The fat highlighter marker I use for researching my books
My favorite tank top that I run in, which also happens to be my favorite time to work out a plot problem
Halloween and the first spooky short story I ever wrote as a kid
Spain? But yes, Spain. The sun in Sevilla is so hot in mid-afternoon the orange heat practically shimmers in the air. Then there’s all that burnt orange dirt of the bull fighting ring. It was in Spain that I first started thinking about writing a novel. It was only a thread of inspiration, a winged muse whispering in my ear, but that was where it all began…
So is a color really a great writing prompt? I’d say so. It may not make for long blog posts, but it certainly gets the creative brain whirring.
How about you? Is there a single word that evokes memories of your writing journeys?