Similes Are Like Electric Shocks

by Audrey

A simile is a writing device in which the writer shows a comparison between two things we usually think of as being different from each other. A simile contains the words like or as.

In saying that a simile is like an electric shock, I am drawing attention to the way a simile can jolt a reader. A good simile should bring an AHA moment.

Here are some similes I've found about writing. Which is your favorite? Why? Contribute other similes about writing, either your own or those of others. (Remember to give credit where you can.)

"Writing is just like lemons." --Amy Shultz
"Writing is like a nine to five trade." --Shane Neilson on Stephen King
"Writing is like breathing."--Mempo Giardinelli
"Writing is like planting a seed."--Alan Cumyn
"Writing is like having a conversation."--Dorothy M. Stewart

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