S16E2 – Using Similes and Metaphors

There are some things that can help any author simply write, no matter the genre. We’re sharing with you this month tricks of the writing trade. Especially during November, which is National Novel Writing Month, writers everywhere need all the help they can get to hit that 50,000 word count goal. That includes things like how to write right, filling the middle bits of a book, and making sure to also highlight supporting characters.

Similes and metaphors are devices that have been used in writing for a very long time. Ancient writing used allegories while more modern uses can be single sentences or phrases. In each case, it’s a way to convey a large idea in just a few words. Ley and Leigh break down what they are and how they can be used most effectively in fiction.

First aired November 5, 2020.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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