First off, I'd like to both thank and blame Elder the Dwarf for my need to set up this thread. I proposed an idea, he told me to run with it, and now i'm 2000 words into a story and need a little Mythic Scribes magic.
Has anybody had any experience using anthropomorphisim in a story? Specifically, i'm seeking advice on personifying inanimate objects, but any kind of help on this subject is most welcome (talking animals, cognizant locations, forces of nature, ect). I don't want to write about an object in the same manner I would a person, but sometimes that seems to be the only way of doing things while remaining clear.
What do you suggest? Is there a tried-and-true method to anthropomorphisizing? Are there any books or web pages that could be useful?