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Day 1 – Monday: Learn the power of metaphors
Metaphors are the spices that make tasteless topics tantalizing.
No matter what industry you’re in, no matter what topic you write about, you can find metaphors to make your writing crisp, lively, and persuasive.
Today we discuss what metaphors are and how you can use them in your writing.
Your action points for today:
- Watch the video (8min 34sec)
- Read the example metaphors (see PDF below)
- Read the outlines for metaphoric posts (see PDF below)
Click here to open the PDF with Examples of Metaphors (opens a new tab)
Click here to open the PDF with Outlines of Metaphoric Posts (opens a new tab)
Further reading (optional):
The book The Tall Lady With The Iceberg by Anne Miller is an excellent introduction to using metaphors to explain and sell your ideas. It includes exercises and practical examples.
Strictly speaking there’s a difference between metaphors, similes, and analogies. The comparison isn’t important when you’re writing, so I’m referring to all three as metaphors in this course. If you’d like to understand the difference, I’ve explained it in this blog post: http://www.enchantingmarketing.com/how-to-use-metaphors/
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