|My eyes at the moment of the apparitions by August Natterer, a German artist who created many drawings of his hallucinations.|
According to the glossary of literary terms, hyperbole is "a grossly exaggerated description or statement."
While researching this post, I recalled that hyperbole is one of Shakespeare's favorite tricks, and one well worth stealing. (I steal as many of his tricks as I can.) In MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare makes Beatrice say of Benedick: "He is sooner caught than the pestilence and the taker runs presently mad."
You can read the current chapter excerpt from my novel JIHADI by clicking here if you want a longer look.
Every day, every day, every day I write the book.
Hello again to all you writers and readers and thinkers I admire: +L. T. Dalin
+Elizabeth Einspanier +Ksenia Anske +Brandi Mazesticeon +C.M. Albert +Adella Wright +Brian Meeks +Paul Kater +Puddin' Tang +Paul Dinas +Kim K +lynn paden +Adrianna Joleigh +Becky Flade +Douglas Karlson +Madison Dusome +Claudette Anne Pearson +C.M. Skiera +Eustacia Tan +David Eccles +Mary Cain +Duncan Ellis +Becky Flade +kat Folland +N. Dionisio +James Mayes +Nina MJ +Vladimir Nabokov +Gavin Cruickshank +N. M. Scuri +Ann Smyth +Christina Vani +Ellis Bell . I am using this blog to lift the curtain on my favorite new sentence of the writing day. The fact that I have committed to do this in front of all of you makes me less likely to get dodgy about my word count totals, which need to average 600 a day if I am to hit my complete draft target date. No comment or critique is requested, but knowing this is out there to you as a Monday through Friday commitment makes a difference in terms of my own integrity. Of course, if you don't want to be in on this, just let me know.