The Best Ways to Use Metaphors and Other Literary Devices

A Writer's Path

by Jordan Jolley

Literary devices are the paintbrush. The story is the painting.

We’ve all been taught this ever since we learned how to read. Letters build words. Words build stories. Most of us have also been taught how to make our writing come to life, how to add texture and all that. From my personal style of writing and the ways other authors write, this is very important to know. And it’s not just because we need to add literary devices everywhere.

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Too Much To Do? How To Re-Focus Your Writing Priorities – by Joanna Penn…

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on The Creative Penn:

Writing, publishing, book marketing, as well as the day job, family, fitness – real life!!??
Do you have way too much on your writing To Do list and are you feeling overwhelmed and a little crazy?
Today I’m talking about something close to my heart – how to re-focus your priorities when you have too much to do!

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FOWC with Fandango — Highway

This, That, and the Other

FOWCYikes. Is it really September 1st already? That means that summer is just about over (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). It also means that I’m starting my fourth month hosting Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC).

FOWC was designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt at the end of May and I want to thank each and every one of you for being so supportive and for participating in these prompts. I wasn’t sure when I started FOWC if it would be embraced by you, my fellow bloggers. So thank you all for making it work.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “highway.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if…

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