for writers and readers….

Don't try to shock with your metaphors – Jorge Luis Borges QUOTES FOR WRITERS

When I was a young man I was always hunting for new metaphors. Then I found out that really good metaphors are always the same. I mean you compare time … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Three literary devices to add zing to your prose…

I’m a long time fan of Janice Hardy’s Fiction University. With over 1000 well-written and thought-provoking articles¬† available for free online on such subjects as writing, editing and selling your … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Valentine’s Day – love without the claptrap….

The origins: The Oxford University Press Blog cites three possible sources. Valentine of Terni, martyred circa AD 197, for his Christianity. Another possible origin, Valentine of Rome, circa AD 289, … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

CAPTURING THE QUIET MOMENTS… examples of good writing

I’ve come across three figures of speech that I like very much and thought I would share because of their gentle, soft quality. It’s easy to be dramatic. It’s much … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Figures of Speech cane be dangerous

One of my all time favourite youtube videos will help sort out a synedoche from a similie.

February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment