Been busy writing so haven't had much time to post here. After the JuJu challenge I'd like to say I'll have more time to post but to be honest, I kind of hope this writing grove stays with me.
JuJu is a personal challenge inspired by some bloggers and writers I know. My goal, abstractly is to write a significant amount during June and July. More concretely, I'd like to at least write 42,000 by the end of this two month span. 60,000 would be better and I would be satisfied at that. I would be ecstatically happy if I could reach 100,000, meaning 50,000 in each month, just like NaNoWriMo, but I'm going to take it one day at a time, and shoot for 1,000 words per day.
I've been listening to a podcast novel lately by J.C. Hutchins titled "Seventh Son" (you can find it on www.podiobooks.com) and he uses a lot of metaphors to add to his descriptions. The whole book is like listening to poetry. At times it's a little heavy, and other times it draws me right in.
When you write, do you use metaphors a lot? What do you use them for? Do you think they can be used too much?
The assignment today is to come up with a metaphor and use it in your writing, then tell me how you used it. And if you want to, why you used it.
For example, this is one I used this past week as a description which also indicates to the reader the character's attitude toward the place:
[The psychiatric hospital's] long corridors stood with open doors looking like mouths or catacombs. He couldn’t decide which.