I noticed recently that Sylvia Plath, in her novel The Bell Jar, favored verbs as delivery vehicles for metaphor. Don’t get me wrong; the woman could work a metaphor along the syntactic spectrum, but the verbs really stuck out for me, and it occurred to me that in my own work, which contains a fair amount of metaphorical language, I hadn’t yet mastered Plath’s skill with verbal metaphors. Hence, this post in which I workshop one metaphorical image using different parts of speech and different phrase types. Click the title above to continue reading.
As a new blogger, I’m constantly questioning whether I’m doing it right. At least four people think I am, because that’s how many blogging award nominations I’ve received (three Liebsters and one Blogger Recognition Award.) Click the title above to continue reading.
Let’s be honest. We want kids to read, and they’re on to us. The jig is up. This in mind, I put to you an arsenal of devious strategies, so tap your fingers together and prepare to cackle. Click the title above to continue reading.