WRITING LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

William Stadler

HOW TO USE SIMILES APPROPRIATELY

Flashback to the old: similes are comparisons that use “like” or “as.” “As big as a horse” or “looked like a dragon” are both similes. Some novels don’t use any. Others use too many. There has to be a balance.

Think about it. You have an understanding of the world that you’ve created, but who else does? No one. That’s why the reader is reading your story.

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