Today’s writing quote comes from an author whose work I’m rather fond of (I’ve read several of his books, and they are very intelligent and articulate books).
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Metaphors are one of those tools of style that writers have at their disposal, but few writers master their use. In the wrong hands, a metaphor becomes a blunt instrument, good only for pounding the nails of common things, or worse, it becomes a cliché. But in more practiced hands, they become as Lyra’s Alethiometer, revealing the truth of things in unexpected ways. Continue reading