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Visual images create strong vivid, life like mental impressions in a readers imagination e.g.. metaphor, simile, personification. WRITTEN MODE. FICTION – consider 1st /3rd person narrator, setting, character, theme, plot, structure.
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We'll be looking at fiction techniques to help with narratives that relate to your audience.  

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Techie-Bytes: Inspired to Write: PicLits

Techie-Bytes: Inspired to Write: PicLits | Writing  in the real world | Scoop.it
PicLits.com is a creative writing site which provides images (unfortunately, you cannot upload your own pictures) and word banks to generate sentences about the picture.
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I love the idea of using images for writing prompts.

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Detangled Writers: Grammar Corner: Analogy and Metaphor

Detangled Writers: Grammar Corner: Analogy and Metaphor | Writing  in the real world | Scoop.it
These are the rudimentary tools used to engage the reader. In an analogy, you compare one thing to another thing and in so doing, add to and enhance the meaning of the first thing. ex) My writing is like a river filled with sharks.
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Metaphors and analogies add color and power to your writing, and must be used skillfully.  Have a look....

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