I come from the place of ice blue mountains that enclose me like crowned walls. I dream of green forests that smell of possibility.   I am the child who found warmth under a gold lamp as I huddled with musty books beneath a gray cloud blanket.   I come from a house filled with singing, shouting. Laughter in one breath, tears in the next.  …


Metaphors in Your Writing

Language works on many levels: literal, metaphorical, poetical.  As writers, we must beware of the breadth of its uses, and it behooves us to be comfortable with all of them.  A strict commercial writer (think freelance articles for magazines) would do well to understand nuances of poetry, for example. This kind of study only makes your writing stronger.  A poet should learn how to lay out a…


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