Some random thoughts on the art of writing ….
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. ~George Byron
Absolutely true—for Byron and Ayn Rand and John Steinbeck—but how does this truth relate to mainstream fiction? Do Byron’s words apply to those of us who write thrillers and romances and murder mysteries? Should they?
[Colors] produce a corresponding spiritual vibration …. For example, red may cause a sensation analogous to that caused by flame, because red is the color of flame. A warm red will prove exciting, another shade of red will cause pain or disgust through association with running blood. In these cases color awakens a corresponding physical sensation, which undoubtedly works on the soul. ~Wassily Kandinsky
Words are the colors a writer uses to produce a corresponding spiritual vibration in the human soul. All the more reason to choose them carefully!