Posted on 05/27/2020 at 03:42 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Developmental editor Jessi Rita Hoffman freely admits that she herself was guilty of the most common issue she sees in greener writers’ manuscripts.

So it’s with love and not judgment that she warns about “tortured” metaphors that undermine your writing.

Check out her guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog for real-life examples of awkward sentences — and powerful, well-chosen metaphors.

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