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How to Master Simile, Metaphor and Figurative Language

——   Created by Harry Dewulf

Get to the Heart of Imagery, give your novel new depth, and touch the hearts of your readers.

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You use simile and metaphor in your writing all the time. You probably use it without realizing. And you probably make all sorts of unconscious errors, even when you are trying to use imagery to best effect.

But even if you're already a master of the well-chosen image, this course will take your use of imagery to a whole new level; using the principle of coherence, you will learn how imagery can be assembled and fine-tuned to provide instant immersion. To plunge readers deep into the world of your story, so they never want to leave, and will keep coming back for more. In other words, a mastery of imagery will help you sell more books.

Heart of Imagery is the decade I've spent teaching and learning from authors, compressed into a few powerful lessons.

In this course you will:

  • acquire a working knowledge of the basics, and the terminology, of all types of figurative narration
  • learn the three main ways that imagery is used, and how to use your understanding of the three ways to self-edit
  • refresh and renew your understanding of simile and metaphor — and take it beyond what you learned at High School
  • get to grips with Coherence through two different practical techniques that will change the way you think about imagery


  • You should know the basics of storytelling and in particular, narration.

11 Lessons

4 mins
Lesson One: Coherence
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Course Outline
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9 mins
Lesson Two: Terminology
Simile and Metaphor
9 mins
Lesson Three: The Three Uses
8 mins
Lesson Four Part One: What is Simile?
8 mins
Lesson Four Part Two: Getting it Wrong and Getting it Right
13 mins
Lesson Five: Metaphor
Coherence Techniques
6 mins
Lesson Five Appendix: Bad Metaphor
13 mins
Lesson Six: Image Lexicon
12 mins
Lesson Seven: Portraiture
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About the instructor

Harry Dewulf
Harry Dewulf
  • 7 courses

I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. …

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