Sunday, September 13, 2015

If you are going to write about writing perhaps you should be RIGHT about the things you are writing about writing.

From an article on Slate talking about why writers sometimes don't catch on, during a discussion of one writer's abilities:

 each of these flawed people is exquisitely drawn, from a man whose infertility triggers a cascade of cranky masculine self-doubt to a teenage girl whose ambition to become a tennis champion gets derailed by an incipient eating disorder. Thomas’ metaphors sing: “What is it about the first sip of a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a mild spring day? It’s like drinking a field of cold, slightly shivery flowers.”

That is a simile.

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