Instead of saying what it’s like, try saying what it’s not like, an anti-metaphor or an anti-simile. Again, here is a selection from an actual high school student: “The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. Jim Krusoe on similes and metaphors / Le Mot Incorrect / The Writer’s Notebook (Tin House)
Writing Prompt: The Alter Ego
Research the origins (Latin, Greek, biblical, or otherwise) of your first name and develop an alter ego for yourself based on what you find.
Paraphrased from Poets & Writers