Folks, it’s time to start thinking about this month’s coffee talk subject.
As these coffee talks are meant to stretch the particpants as writers, I thought the next few will also include something to practice in the English Language. Metaphors, Puns, Similes , etc
Use a Household item as a Metaphor to teach a life or personal finance lesson.
Metaphors are a little tricky because it’s very easy to confuse them with similes. For example. Babci is the glue that keeps the family together…is a metaphor. Babci is as strong as an ox is a similie. Generally if you use like or as to describe someone, it’s a similie.
Going to the household example.
“My Crockpot is a money saver” is not a metaphor, it’s a fact or an opinion.
I believe these would be examples of metaphors that would fit the theme of the next coffee talk:
My spice cabinet is the craft I board to transport me to different parts of the world.
My book collection is the eccentric family I never had.
If you are an English major or writer and want to add a few more tips on metaphors, please feel free to add it in the comments section.
- Use a household item as a metaphor in a blog post that teaches a life or personal finance lesson.
- If interested mark your calendar for Sept 27th now so you don’t forget about it.
- Try to go outside your writing comfort zone. Stretch yourself. Pick two things that seemingly don’t go together and make it work.
- Help me spread the word.
- Post on September 27th.
- Link back to this site or email me so that I know you participated.
- I will post a master round up list at the end of my Sept 27th article. Others can copy and paste it into their own article if desired.
- Read and comment other’s posts, laugh, have fun, and promote your fellow blogger.
*Note, if you don’t have a blog of your own but would like to post your own content, you can also send me your article and I can post it up on my site.
The day is always extremely entertaining because we are all so different from each other in our writing styles and area of expertise. They are always fun to read. Good Luck coming up with some great topics.