Exercise: Create a Zodiac

People have spent millennia trying to understand what causes different personality traits. Everything from the timing of a birth, the number of letters in a name, birth order and blood type have been used. Whether or not you believe any of these, they can still be a lot of fun and a good way to… Continue reading Exercise: Create a Zodiac

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An Overview of Symbolism

There are a lot of powerful tools in literature and writing, and when you're discussing abstract themes, symbolism is absolutely one of them. If you want the dictionary definition, symbolism is using imagery, comparison and characterization to represent non-concrete themes. While that sums it up nicely however, symbolism goes a little farther than that. In… Continue reading An Overview of Symbolism



Not to be confused with annotations, connotations are those associations we create with certain words. This is actually the basis of word-association games, is working off those connotations to create a chain of words which would be otherwise, seemingly unrelated. For writers, connotations are a powerful tool to use, especially when dealing with symbolism. Often… Continue reading Connotations