Writing Corner: Personification

Personification The word “personification” means, literally, “to make into a person. This is when we describe non-living things with human description. For example: The trees moaned in the wind, reaching out blind fingers to caress us as we walked by. Trees can’t really moan, of course, since they don’t have mouths. We are saying that…

Writing Corner: The Hyphen

The Hyphen I mentioned hyphens briefly in my post on the dash, but I am going to look at them a little more here, especially in a unique way they can be used in fiction. A hyphen is the shortest of all the lines used in punctuation. It is used when two or more words…