Posted on 08/01/2019 at 09:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Metaphors, similes, and imagery are important ways to stir emotion in your readers.

They’re most effective, though, when you make sure that they fit your characters’ voice and personality, rather than showing off your vocabulary or imagination.

C.S. Lakin shares several examples of strong, moving, appropriate imagery from other writers in a guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog, to illustrate her point — and the language's power.

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