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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Microstory 427: Floor 16 (Part 1)

Before I started working for Analion, the instructions for their products were as boring as any other. There was no substance, no heart. They just told you how to install the windows or whathaveyou, and that’s it. Well, writing is not just about knowing where to put the commas. It has to take hold of the reader’s soul, and make it feel something it never has before. How do you do this? There are a number of different methods, the most common of which being metaphors. My boss told me that I’m not allowed to use metaphors—which I think defeats the purpose of life, but okay. So instead, I like to use little tricks to get the brain thinking in a new way. I order my words in unusual arrangements, and often leave words unsaid to lead the reader to make their own conclusions, and form their own opinions. I also like to do something most writers never would. I keep it short.

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