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.
As writers, we have a tendency to just let it rip on the page. It’s what readers love, crave, and come to our writing for. But a lot of the time, letting it just rip without a bit of editing and trimming leaves cluttered and distanced writing when what we want is writing that brings the reader into the story fully and exactly how we want.
Over 20 different types of stories and poems to help guide you in deciding which is right for your piece.