Finding Metaphors

At some point, the SCBWI Bulletin will publish my poem, WORD WRANGLING, which has the opening line of “Never force a metaphor.”  While I fully support that recommendation, I would argue that you can play with metaphors and maybe even have them over for dinner.  An extremely useful metaphor dropped into my lap after a trip to Yellowstone that ought to help me explain the magic in Calyn’s story in a way that’s much more visual and concrete. Geysers, prismatic springs, paint pots, mud volcanos and the wider caldera gave me a good way to explain something that I’ve known about this world all along.

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