QUOTE OF THE DAY
I’m not all that certain what Kierkegaard was trying to say, but I know what I heard from his words. To me, good writing is like beautiful music. There is a rhythm to good writing, just as there is to the coordinated notes played by a symphony orchestra.
Does your writing have rhythm, or is it a series of disconnected thoughts that couldn’t find flow in a raging river? When I think of writing without rhythm I think of the word staccato. It is like a short burst from an automatic weapon and equally as deadly.
So how do you develop rhythm in your writing? I’m glad you asked. J
TIP OF THE DAY
Avoid extremely long sentences. Long sentences tend to ramble without flow, and long sentences tend to lack punctuation. As you all know, punctuation is one of the great tools in establishing rhythm, so why not use it as it was intended to be used?
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Something a little different today. Here is a video of an orchestra playing Mozart. Humor me and watch, and listen, to it here. Now imagine those notes being your words.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
I could write a story about this picture. Can you?
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I have an article coming soon about Bubblews. I decided to try it for a week and see what all the talk was about….so I did….and briefly, let me summarize my thoughts about that site…and about HubPages as well. Are you ready?
Good writing is good writing is good writing. Conversely, bad writing is bad writing is bad writing. It makes no difference which site you write on, and it makes no difference whether you dress it up with pictures and videos and spacers and polls, or whether you do a vanilla extract….the quality of writing is what should be important.
There, I’m done until my article comes out.
AND I REALLY AM DONE
I know, a short version today, but life is calling me….customers, obligations, goals and dreams…they are all calling me, so no contests today and not funding sites. I’ll give those to you on Thursday.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”