Say your reader reads that a character is wearing a read shirt, which is all well and good, but if you are able to typify the “red” as the color of “spilled red wine,” or “last nights’s tomato sauce,” there is just a little added interest for the reader. Likewise, a person’s skin could be the color of dead leaves, or tapioca, or dust, or mud, or newborn mice. Just a thought on how to boost your style.
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