Write Better, Right Now: Original Metaphors and Similes

To round out our month on topics to help bring your stories to life in your readers’ minds, I want to focus on original metaphors and similes. These turns of phrases and relational connections can create unique and one-of-a-kind sensations, emotions, sounds, and images just by using figurative language. But writers tend to write cliched metaphors and similes instead of stretching for a connection both original and on theme with what they are writing.