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Simile Generator for Stories

This writing prompt generator was one of the first twenty-one interactive word games presented at the original WritingFix in-service sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project.

Writer Instructions:

Skilled writers often use poetic elements--like similes--in their paragraphs and stories. Today, you'll be creating a simile that inspires an original story or a description.

Create a simile with the simile generator below .  Click the buttons below until you create a simile that you can use to describe a character you create in your brain.  Write a story or a descriptive paragraph about your character, and use the simile somewhere in your description.

You can start your story/paragraph with your simile. Or you can hide your simile inside your writing and challenge a friend to find it.  Don't just drop the simile and run...expand on it (like in the sample from the next paragraph) by showing more details of your comparison.

Here's a hint to make a more successful simile.  Try adding an adjective in front of the Interesting Noun you're given.  For example, if you're dealt "His love is like a swimming pool," change it to "His love is like a crowded swimming pool," or "His love is like a public swimming pool," or "His love is like a well-chlorinated swimming pool" before writing your description.  And have serendipitous fun!

What story might you base this simile on?


His/Her     is/was/were like  .





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