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Back-to-school Imagery for 2015

I have some imagery for you today!

(Imagery: vivid and descriptive language that adds depth to the literary work. It appeals to human senses to deepen the reader’s understanding of the work. Powerful forms of imagery engage all of the senses and use metaphors to express ideas and concepts.)

~She drank in the professor’s lecture like she was sucking down a creamy, Jack-in-the-Box milkshake.~

~The static from the freshly tumbled dry laundry shocked him like a Franklin kite.~

~The bowling ball was like a lead weight in her small, third-grader sized fingers.~

I know, I know. I missed my calling as an English teacher.

It seems fitting to inundate you with school-related randomness today, seeing as this is the first week back to it for many of us.

I’ve got to confess, I did not see myself going back to college a few months ago. A few months ago, I was getting Fortune’s Detour uploaded to Amazon, outlining my next novel, and finding myself in a whirlwind romance planning to spend the future with a guy I was overjoyed to call my own.

It’s funny that I should write Fortune’s Detour first and then find myself living it. The book is doing well- I’ve gotten really encouraging reviews(thanks so much guys!), the next book I’ve got cooking is coming together(thank you GOD), and as I shared over the Christmas season about “Surviving a Holiday Break-up”, I am romantically aglow with requited love no more – in fact I realized that I was not equipped to deal with some of the crazy issues that that relationship threw at me. But goodness prevails! Out of pain comes peace, and out of toil comes joy. I’m excited about the new year, the new semester, and the new experiences in store for 2015.

May your semester be full of extra sharp pencils, crisp note paper, and understanding teachers!

abigail schwaig

P.S. Don’t forget to use that imaginate-tion! 😉

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