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« Reply #15: October 07, 2007, 04:53:18 pm »

Ya forgot green....the color of the dude's uniform.  Wink

I forget a lot of things...  Grin 
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« Reply #16: October 07, 2007, 08:45:11 pm »

I forget a lot of things...  Grin 

And the rosy hue of the sunset.

Funny how the details fill themselves in, isn't it?

You already knew the water on the lake was calm.

The wheelchair was chrome.

She was wearing a coat.

The mini-van was out of sight.

The man operating the jon-boat had a beard.

In writing parlance it's called "imagery."  I haven't the faintest freaking idea how I do it, but it's there. Cheesy

Something that everyone missed - as well as I for the longest time - Margaret railed against the corporations for leaving her husband to die, yet in the end, she was about to do the same thing.

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« Reply #17: October 07, 2007, 09:45:32 pm »

Something that everyone missed - as well as I for the longest time - Margaret railed against the corporations for leaving her husband to die, yet in the end, she was about to do the same thing.

I didn't miss it... so much of Margaret's world touched on some sore spots and a couple of downright open wounds.  I noticed it because I've seen friends go through those emotions. It happens when hope is lost.
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« Reply #18: October 07, 2007, 10:02:12 pm »

Could you (collective you) "see" the autumn colors?
Not really, but I could smell damp autumn leaves.

Funny how the details fill themselves in, isn't it?
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In writing parlance it's called "imagery."  I haven't the faintest freaking idea how I do it, but it's there. Cheesy
It is indeed there.  That's an important part of why I'm so much of a fan of your writing - the words you use shape the spaces between them, and what's in those spaces becomes clear and accessible.  You say a great deal, without actually saying it.  There are some otherwise darn fine wordsmiths who don't have the gift of making what's between the lines so readily perceptible.

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« Reply #19: October 07, 2007, 11:07:42 pm »

I didn't miss it... so much of Margaret's world touched on some sore spots and a couple of downright open wounds.  I noticed it because I've seen friends go through those emotions. It happens when hope is lost.

Good for you for catching that.  I didn't for years, but I haven't had the experience.

Makes me wonder where I get my ideas...

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« Reply #20: October 07, 2007, 11:15:47 pm »

Not really, but I could smell damp autumn leaves.

Now that is fascinating!

It is indeed there.  That's an important part of why I'm so much of a fan of your writing - the words you use shape the spaces between them, and what's in those spaces becomes clear and accessible.  You say a great deal, without actually saying it.  There are some otherwise darn fine wordsmiths who don't have the gift of making what's between the lines so readily perceptible.

Not saying it is the point.

I think.

If only my novel has this appeal; the azaleas, the clouds, the finches.

Surrounding my characters with a world of green spaces and forests, Moonlight and old oak.

What does Oberon look like? Cheesy I haven't the faintest idea, and so that image will be weak.

But the rest will plod along.

Unlike October, which was rather well imagined.

Thanks for the nudge.

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« Reply #21: October 08, 2007, 09:51:22 am »

Interesting - they aren't mentioned.  Thanks for falling into my trap. Wink

A brain trick eh? hmmm what did you write that brought to mind the fall colours.
Aside from the title.. what stands out is, "It was a beautiful fall day." Actually you used Autumn through your story, which seems more discrip. Also something like.. " not many warm days left" led me to think frost is close so the trees would be in full colour.

When I look out my window the hills are varying colours. *I live on one of the higher drumlands.*

I will admit, it was also because you asked. It seemed important to you. So when I gave it some thought and looked out my windows, you made me see the colours.
Red was the last colour I saw in my mind. Even though a Ranger is not the same as what I see as a Mounty. I remembered the green uniform, but at the very end he was called a Mounty.
My grandfather was one. Horse and red uniform. (Canadian) Seems more of an association coupled with the red Sugar Maple Trees in full colour right now.

I remember the Ghost Ranger had icy blue eyes. An easy memory, my father has these types of eyes.
The white horse with blue eyes, but I saw them as dark blue. The woman had made comment that horses had brown. Another brain association... thing?
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« Reply #22: October 08, 2007, 12:55:14 pm »

A brain trick eh? hmmm what did you write that brought to mind the fall colours.
Aside from the title.. what stands out is, "It was a beautiful fall day." Actually you used Autumn through your story, which seems more discrip. Also something like.. " not many warm days left" led me to think frost is close so the trees would be in full colour.

When I look out my window the hills are varying colours. *I live on one of the higher drumlands.*

I will admit, it was also because you asked. It seemed important to you. So when I gave it some thought and looked out my windows, you made me see the colours.
Red was the last colour I saw in my mind. Even though a Ranger is not the same as what I see as a Mounty. I remembered the green uniform, but at the very end he was called a Mounty.
My grandfather was one. Horse and red uniform. (Canadian) Seems more of an association coupled with the red Sugar Maple Trees in full colour right now.

I remember the Ghost Ranger had icy blue eyes. An easy memory, my father has these types of eyes.
The white horse with blue eyes, but I saw them as dark blue. The woman had made comment that horses had brown. Another brain association... thing?

First, I love your sig line.  *snort*

I had to look up "drumlands."  West Nova?

My paternal grandfather (who died long before I was born) had those icy blue eyes, even in black and white pictures.

How cool that your grandfather was a genuine Mounty.  I got to sit in at an RCMP colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1993, and was quite impressed.  As for your point, Ranger would have been correct, but I was referencing the media. Wink

Blue eyes in horses are fairly rare, and subject to uvitis.  My reason for choosing a white horse with blue eyes evades me; perhaps it was random.

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« Reply #23: October 08, 2007, 02:08:56 pm »

Blue eyes in horses are fairly rare, and subject to uvitis. 

How common are horses with one blue eye and one brown eye?
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« Reply #24: October 08, 2007, 05:47:32 pm »

As for your point, Ranger would have been correct, but I was referencing the media. Wink
Which is why I didn't call you on the spelling.  An RCMP officer is a Mountie; another mounted officer (especially in a different country) could well be a Mounty for all I know.

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« Reply #25: October 08, 2007, 08:37:25 pm »

How common are horses with one blue eye and one brown eye?

QUITE rare, but I have seen them.  Scary, to be frank.

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« Reply #26: October 08, 2007, 08:38:32 pm »

Which is why I didn't call you on the spelling.  An RCMP officer is a Mountie; another mounted officer (especially in a different country) could well be a Mounty for all I know.

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« Reply #27: October 08, 2007, 09:19:08 pm »

Thank you!  I cannot really tell you the inspiration for that one.  It's an example of one of those stories that is "already there."



*nods* I've heard of that, though not experienced it myself.

It's really good, WH. Smiley

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« Reply #28: October 08, 2007, 09:28:49 pm »

QUITE rare, but I have seen them.  Scary, to be frank.

Just wondered because I saw one like that at the Central Washington State Fair on Friday.

So how come they're scary?
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« Reply #29: October 09, 2007, 10:22:18 pm »

First, I love your sig line.  *snort*
I had to look up "drumlands."  West Nova?
My paternal grandfather (who died long before I was born) had those icy blue eyes, even in black and white pictures.
How cool that your grandfather was a genuine Mounty. 
Blue eyes in horses are fairly rare, and subject to uvitis.  My reason for choosing a white horse with blue eyes evades me; perhaps it was random.

*grins* the sig line. *laughs* a teen walked by my counter at work. He was all dressed in black, with nails to match. His hair standing straight on end. As he walked by he noticed I was reading his T-shirts. I burst out laughing. He grins as he walks by all cool with his head bobbing and hair going to.

West Nova? not sure what that is. From North shore of Lake Ontario, you have the bluffs, than the sand hills going up, than the drumlands. *round rolling hills*  Lots of large boulders around and gravel pits.

ya, those icy blue eyes.. make ya stare into them.
My grandfather was cool. Sitting proud on his big chestnut horse.
*the white horse also stood out in my mind cause of this difference*
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