The chapter in The AP Guide to Newswriting that talks about encorporating color into your writing took me way back to my honors english class in 10th grade. Good ole' Mrs. Kihn and her obsession with Mel Gibson.
She pounded COLORFUL DICTION into our heads. If not for her, I would be a very bland writer. All over our papers in red ink would be, 'use more colorful diction!' By the end of the year, my writing had more color than a Big Box of Crayola crayons.
Reading this chapter gave me a little hope- because now I know my writing doesn't have to be *THAT* dry. I started second guessing journalism because I love using descriptive language. Now I know I just have to encorporate it the correct way.