I am currently writing a novel but I'm really struggling with metaphors. I try and include some metaphors in my work but I usually find it detracts from what I've just written and is therefore, irrelevant. I'm not even sure if I am using the metaphor correctly: He was frozen in her presence, fixed to a particular spot on the floor. He couldn’t resist but change grey, dreary cloud to sunshine and create a beaming expression on her face. Am I using the metaphor correctly here? Do you use a lot of metaphors in your work or do you prefer to use other literary techniques such as the simile, personification or onomatopoeia?