Yesterday, I ate a banana and all I could think about was the short story I’m writing for the Martyn Godfrey Young Writers’ Award. The banana was a tad on the green side, but even at its ripest, it’s not quite canola yellow.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been hanging out with Grandpa on his canola field – but until I started writing this short story, I didn’t realize how may different shades of yellow there are. And think of all the synonyms!
Lemon (Oh yum, Grandma makes the best Lemon Meringue Pie!)
The list seems to go on and on.
My Language Arts teacher told me that it’s important to pay attention to details whenever I’m writing anything, especially a short story, because that’s what will make it unique.
Well, I’m paying close attention all right. Everywhere I go, I see yellow. Bright yellow, pastel yellow, golden yellow… I didn’t know there was so much yellow!
If only I could look out my window and see canola yellow. But Grandpa says seeding doesn’t even start until late April or early May. And this year, there’s so much snow to melt, the seeds would freeze and never grow if they were planted too soon. So it may not be until the middle of May.
How’s your story coming? This weekend, I'll be posting some writing tips on this blog – maybe they'll help spark some ideas! Or…find me on Twitter and Facebook. I’m posting regular writing tips to keep myself motivated. Maybe it will help you, too!
See you next week.
- Chase Superman Duffy