Month: March 2017

Emotional Beats: Analogies, Metaphors and Similes, Part 1

Great resource for writers.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, starting Part 3 of the book: Other Beats. As this is a rather long section, I’m breaking it into two posts.

Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes

Emotional Beats | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Read for free with KU

A good analogy is harder to find than… erm… well, it’s pretty hard. Unless you have these to help:

  • She slammed against the chair, her adrenal system upgrading from zoned out to Defcon 1.
  • The idea of being that close to her hit him like a shot of tequila in a Red Bull.
  • She’s crazier than a sackful of raccoons.
  • It was as futile as carrying water with a knife.
  • The food was spread out like a Thanksgiving feast.
  • Her comfort zone retreated into darkness, waving farewell with…

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St. Patrick’s Day Hop & Giveaway!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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BOOK BLURB:

Chanel Bissett believed in one fundamental truth—the power of love. She’s adored and loved Zachary Marlowe long before she knew what life meant. And they’ve built a bond so strong that it is beyond untouchable.
Or so Chanel thought…

Rhys Colburn has always been privileged, wealthy and demanding. He was ready to spend the rest of his life with Maggie Cohn so that, together, they could conquer the world.
Rhys couldn’t have been more wrong…

Consistently appearing at the wrong place and wrong time, Chanel and Rhys’ lives begin to clash. Every breath, every word, and every moment is as if the heavens have shifted the earth so that their paths would cross. Whether faith or destiny, they are pushed to emotional boundaries neither can sustain.
Yet, still, hope remains…

Over time, they become stripped of their once known selves. All that’s left are shattered pieces of a once upon a time. And after three years with shadows of memories behind, chance pulls them together again.

Finally, love just might emerge. And this time, destiny might be kinder.

Will either take a chance with a stranger, or will the past resurface to shatter the possibility?

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WARNING! This is an emotional story with highs and lows. You might likely scream and sob and get pissed off beyond reason. That’s all part of the journey because by the end, you’re bound to fall in love…