If you poke around the blog you'll notice that I often equate building a story to building a house. Live To Write...Edit When Necessary did a fantastic post about how writing was like interior design. I love how she broke it down, because she makes it so clear and simple how some harder to get ideas work. Like what voice is, how mood works, how pacing affects the story. Go read this one, 'cause by golly I wish I'd written it.
What kind of writing similes do you use? Is there a process that helps you put the writing pieces together?
For the sake of argument I believe this metaphor applies to fiction - poetry, non-fiction, and memoirs are different beasts.
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