What is Writing in Color? (Start Here)

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Writing in Color – because life is more than black and white

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These are the reasons this blog exists.

1. To Showcase  some of my writing and to share my writing journey with others  (both the victories and difficulties of freelance writing).

2. To encourage people who want to write better for their profession or their pleasure and have fun doing it. Many have encouraged me. I love to give back. I enjoy meeting other creatives!

3. To write regularly as a discipline, to exchange ideas, and having a place to show writing clips.

So, what is “Writing in Color?” Read the post: “What Harold Taught Me About Writing.”

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As you can see, one of my goal is to help others writers. I like to give back. I am nearing my 100th post, so look around.

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Writing Highlights    

(for writing services please see the Connect Page  or  Writing Clips)
  • I wrote several short stories for Cross home.com (discontinued). During that time 2 sold to Tyndale kids for the book, “The Young Believers Case Files.”
  • Sold a short story to Kids’ Ark Magazine in August 2006
  • I have published articles on writing for Will Write for Food.com (discontinued 2002-2008) previously maintained by Christy Barritt
  • Sold an idea to Oatmeal Studios (greeting cards and stationery) in August 2011
  • Sold a total of 8 devotions (February 2012 to June 2014) to The Secret Place  for their quarterly devotional magazine
  • Sold a devotion for the Upper Room for the July-August issue 2014
  • I also self-published a short story called, He Who Wore a Shell, which is a 16 page tract mini-book that shares the Gospel in a story format. I used Click-book to do this which is a helpful program that takes care of formatting and paging for you.


To see a list of tools I’ve used in my writing, building my site, and for my business please see  –  “Tools of the Trade.”

(OK, this is the end of the guided tour)

Campfire picture - Trying out an early story-telling format

Trying out an early story-telling format (me second from right)

Who Am I?

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3, 4

You actually do want to find out more about me? OK, I was born at an early age. I have refused to age beyond 50 (I’ll still grow wiser, just not older). So far this is working since I’m not there yet. Growing up I enjoyed Ray Bradbury whose passing in 2012 leaves a black hole in the literary world), Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, and the Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I loved their twists. I relished stories that lead you down one road and then took a sharp right at the end. I enjoy writing that can get you to look at something in a new light.

These stories and shows demonstrated to me that the wrap-up is an important script elements. Everyone dislikes a story that falls short of a good ending. Of course great writing is strong all the way through. I also enjoyed mysteries; reading the Encyclopedia Brown series, and later the Hardy boys. Through them I learned to pay attention to details. I like when a mystery writer succeeds in making me miss something I should have seen coming.

I’ve  always had the desire to tell stories (don’t read too much into that). I remember receiving praise for items I’d written in Jr. High and High school. Later I learned there were many other types of writing. I didn’t begin marketing my writing until 2003. From 2006 to 2011, I worked at Harvest Company Bookstore. I learned a lot about the publishing and selling aspects of writing. Through the years, I have taken my craft and my call more seriously, and I have taken a few more chances; some have paid out. My likes and dislikes influence my writing, but I have wrestled with myself to find my voice. I listed some victories above and on my writing clips page.

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I do not write blog posts promoting a product in exchange for a payment. I write my posts first and add any relevant links after. If you want to contact me about my professional writing services please see my contact page.

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31 comments on “What is Writing in Color? (Start Here)
  1. Wow! Congratulations on all your successes. That’s great!

  2. Patsy says:

    Thank you so much for your contribution to The Upper Room July-August!

  3. KL Wagoner says:

    I like the look of your new site. Great font choices and color, easy to read and navigate. Very cool!
    KL Wagoner recently posted…Hold On to Your Inner ChildMy Profile

  4. Peter, may I make a suggestion? Set up an about.me page and insert that widget into your sidebar. It will help get you more exposure for your blog and enable people to find you on social media. Yes, this is more work for you, but worth it, my friend. 😉

  5. Erica says:

    Hi Peter,

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. http://tinyurl.com/cqebr23

    I love your blog and really appreciate how you help keep me inspired. Thanks!

    Erica, the Rubber Ducky Copywriter

  6. Hi Peter, I like your blog. 🙂 Your posts look interesting, though I’ve not read many yet. And this page is fun too.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. John S says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ll enjoy reading some of your blog entries.

  8. meenas17 says:

    “I have refused to age beyond 50′ caught me by surprise . I love your spirit peter.
    Thanks for liking my Haiku-“Writing’.

  9. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for the visit.

  10. Hi Peter

    Thanks for liking my poem. Your blog looks interesting – lots of helpful tips!

  11. debcorreia says:

    Hi Peter,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking one of my poems. There seems to be quite a bit of informative reading that I need to check out on yours, so I thank you for sharing. Have a great day!

  12. Siege says:

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it.

  13. Rene Yoshi says:

    I loved those shows! Although I do have a blog in which I write apart from my photography blog, I would not consider myself a writer, but I do appreciate your tips. Congratulations on your achievements!

  14. Well, I practically HAVE to start following your blog, Peter. Anyone who counts Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Encyclopedia Brown among their influences has a leg up on the world.

    As luck would have it, I share many of the same influences, going so far as having received as Christmas presents both the original Twilight Zone Companion book & the Alfred Hitchcock Presents! Illustrated Guide waaaay back in high school. I won’t even mention my 12-year subscription to AHMM (okay, I just did…).

    Glad I stopped by, sir! Looking forward to reading more.

  15. You were born at an early age. . .Irresistible and funny. Thanks.

  16. liamodell1 says:

    Hi Peter! Thanks for liking my post I did on Candace’s blog! I really appreciate it!

    Great blog you’ve got here! I’ll be sure to follow! 🙂

  17. shywendi says:

    Hi Peter thanks for stopping by and liking another post : )

  18. shywendi says:

    Hi Peter- Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  19. Deb says:

    Hi, Peter–
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  20. You seem like a kindred spirit. I admire your blog and the direction in which you are taking it.

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