Posted on 05/18/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A few of the posts that popped up in our feed recently focused on certain literary techniques that are sometimes unfairly maligned.

Dave Chesson took a look at the extended metaphor, while Vaughn Roycroft explored tropes.

Each of these tricks, if done poorly, can turn off readers. But when done skillfully, they can both benefit your story.

See definitions, examples of, and best practices for extended metaphors at the Kindlepreneur and for tropes at Writer Unboxed.

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