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Sunday, November 05, 2017

All the Pretty Colors

I decided to go through my soon-to-be-released novel ‘The Ways of Wizardry’ and do a count of the color names I used. These are out of a total word count of a bit under 70,00. It is skewed a bit toward red because one of the main characters is a red demon (though I sometimes referred to it as crimson or ‘wine-colored.’). This is probably of no interest to anyone but me!

red: 38
blue: 23
black: 18
green: 14
gold/golden: 14
crimson: 12
white: 11
brown: 9
gray: 8
yellow: 7
violet: 3
wine: 3 (as a color—lots of references to the beverage!)
purple: 2
ruddy: 2
olive: 2
orange: 1
amber: 1
silver: 1
ebony: 1
slate: 1

Some golds, silvers, bronzes, referred to metals, not colors, so are not counted.

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