How to Master simile, metaphor and figurative language.
What you'll learn
- Sell more books by engaging and immersing more readers faster.
- Get your message across deeper and clearer with denser, more compelling prose
- You should be able to both write and read in English!
- You should know the basics of storytelling and in particular, narration.
You use simile and metaphor in your writing all the time. You probably use it without realizing. And you probably make all sorts of unconscious errors, even when you are trying to use imagery to best effect.
But even if you're already a master of the well-chosen image, this course will take your use of imagery to a whole new level; using the principle of coherence, you will learn how imagery can be assembled and fine-tuned to provide instant immersion. To plunge readers deep into the world of your story, so they never want to leave, and will keep coming back for more. In other words, a mastery of imagery will help you sell more books.
Heart of Imagery is the decade I've spent teaching and learning from authors, compressed into a few powerful lessons.
In this course you will:
- acquire a working knowledge of the basics, and the terminology, of all types of figurative narration
- learn the three main ways that imagery is used, and how to use your understanding of the three ways to self-edit
- refresh and renew your understanding of simile and metaphor — and take it beyond what you learned at High School
- get to grips with Coherence through two different practical techniques that will change the way you think about imagery
Who this course is for:
- Authors, writers of fiction and non fiction.
- self-published authors
- creative writing students
I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English.
My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me.