Writing Impactful Descriptions in Storytelling

Barbara Vance, Author, Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. 1 Introduction to Simile and Metaphor

      5:31
    • 2. 2 Simile vs Metaphor, When to Use Which?

      7:22
    • 3. 3 Benefits of Figurative Language

      7:08
    • 4. 4 Brainstorming Figurative Images

      6:57
    • 5. 5 Character, Tone, and Emotion Through Imagery

      12:21
    • 6. 6 Metaphor Variety and Parts of Speech

      6:23
    • 7. 7 Extended and Implied Metaphor

      4:19
    • 8. 8 Sensory Variety

      2:19
    • 9. 9 Considering Your Audience

      6:03
    • 10. 10 Avoiding Common Mistakes

      3:38
    • 11. 11 Class Exercise and Final Thoughts

      2:19
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About This Class

Strong imagery can greatly enhance one’s writing. Whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction . . . imparting powerful word pictures and associations helps readers better understand and connect with the characters and situations you are describing.

This class is specifically designed to help you brainstorm and write strong, unique metaphors and similes that will bring beauty and power to your work. We will look at:

  1. Why use Simile and Metaphor
  2. How to use Simile and Metaphor
  3. Creating strong characters through imagery
  4. Crafting imagery specifically in the context of the narrative
  5. Writing the best images for your specific audience
  6. How to devise truly unique images
  7. Parts of speech simile and metaphor can take
  8. Types of metaphor
  9. Metaphor accessibility
  10. Common mistakes to avoid

 The class project will help you learn to build your image-making muscles and can be adapted for use in your own narratives.