Friday, December 10, 2010

Hear the Beat!

Have you read the December issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine? Check out the first of my two-part article titled "Hear the Beat!--Using Sentence Rhythm":

Sentences have rhythm? You bet they do. And as in music, different sentence rhythms create different feelings. A fast beat in a song makes you want to dance; a slow beat makes you want to sway. Once you understand how sentence rhythm works, you can use it to help create the desired aura of a scene.

Sentence rhythm is based on this principle: The rhythm of your sentences should match the “beat” of action in your scene and the emotion you want to create in the reader.

This month, we’ll look at the first guideline for creating effective sentence rhythm...

Continue reading Hear the Beat.

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