Write down four adjectives.
Then list four nouns.
Finally, think up four gerund phrases.
Now mix and match words and phrases from each of these lists to create analogies.
I stepped out onto my balcony and looked around for inspiration. What I came up with ranged from quite realistic to rather whimsical:
- like a breezy Smart Car speeding down a residential street
- like a distant sign flying overhead
- like an illegal grill arguing behind open windows
- like a young studio pushing a dolly
Pick one of your analogies and use it to start a sentence or write a scene around it.
Thanks, Red Plume Press for this idea.