Monday, 15 April 2013

METAPHORS - A to Z CHALLENGED

M is for METAPHOR

Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.

If the knight wins, Hal will have to
leave everyone he knows - again.













M is for Metaphors, the magic that creates a mind full of images with a new but relatable construct. Metaphors colour between the lines of text.

HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
The crusader knight bent back the strange, curved bow. He paused before he shot. Hal’s heart flew long before the arrow thudded into the wood and straw target. His stomach was empty of everything except hot fear. Everyone – his friends – would talk about the day Hal thought he was going to be made something more than them.

Could YOU have been gifted with the ability to identify and eliminate weak and brittle phrases from your work? To the uninitiated, these interlopers look like quality imagery.

CLICHÉ RAIDERS: REWRITE!

•           made of sterner stuff
•           make no bones about it
•           make my day
•           make/making the best of a bad job
•           make/making tracks
•           matter of life and death
•           method in his madness
•           millstone around your neck
•           more haste, less speed
•           more the merrier, the

FOR M, I CHOSE METAPHORS. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR M POST?

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