Saturday, May 5, 2018

Writing and Symbolism

Like life, I like writing rich in symbolism. In researching for a ghostwriting project, I came across this list of communication symbols. I'd take it one step further and improve on these. Study your symbols and come up with truly unique meanings. Seeing crow as a bad omen isn't unique (or even interesting). Find truly unique characteristics if you want your work to stand out--and apply to your similes and metaphors; liken something to the characteristic of a symbol that I've never considered. Focus in, don't be broad. What do the Egyptians say? What about the Greeks? How about Ted Andrews of Animal Speaks? Challenge yourself.

40 Visual Symbols Every Communicator Needs to Know