Tag Archives: Extended Metaphor

Blow ye Winds #MondayBlogs

Before I begin today’s installment of my 2016 Symbol Series, I’d like to share some fantastic news. Madeline Archer, my alter ego  won the coveted Predators & Editors Top 10 Reader’s Poll for Best Author of 2015! Not only that, … Continue reading

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Because I looked for it #FridayReads

“By George!” cried the inspector. “How did you ever see that?” “Because I looked for it.” ~Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Dancing Men “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” ~Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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You see, but you do not observe #IndieThursday

“You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.” ~Sherlock Holmes ~ The Boscombe Valley Mystery “You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” ~Sherlock Holmes ~ A Scandal in Bohemia As part of … Continue reading

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Elementary, my dear… #WriterWednesday

“By a man’s finger nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boot, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs — by each of these things a man’s calling is … Continue reading

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Rainbow Writing #IndieTuesday

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. If … Continue reading

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Set in Stone #MondayBlogs

Continuing on with my 2016 symbol series. Today’s topic: Victorian funerary symbolism. Burial symbology has been around for about as long as there have been burials. A recent discovery of a 12,000 year old shaman’s grave suggests this woman had … Continue reading

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Name that time

Few people in history actually define an era or period in time. Napoleon did briefly with his Napoleonic period. But the regnal eras, those dynastic periods defined by the reign of a king or queen, are the ones that  stick. … Continue reading

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Comparing one’s temperament to the moon

Have you ever wondered about the spark, the impetus, that drove the first human to scratch a line and say this represents such-and-such? Think about it. I’ll venture a guess and say tally numbers came first because tally sticks marking … Continue reading

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Hope is the thing with feathers

I stumbled upon something recently that I’d never heard of before. As I was examining symbols in literature, it seemed fitting to add it to the rest. You can’t leave the topic of allegory without touching upon  the Extended Metaphor. … Continue reading

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