May 18, 2010

Writing Technique: Wrapping Up

Here's everything I have left under the category. Sorry it's so disorganized.

Sari Mathes talks about Writing with Rhythm. This is something I  think a lot of novelists overlook. Rhythm is just for poets, isn't it? But your novel's words still ring in the heads of your readers, as if they were reading it out loud. Rhythm and flow is important. If you're getting a lot of rejections that say the writing or the voice wasn't what they were looking for, this may be the answer.

You probably knew a little about words and how they sound in your head when you read them. You ever read a book where the same word is used over and over again and it seems to echo in your brain? The Blood-Red Pencil addresses Word Redundancy here.

They also touch on Writing Effectively from a structural, bare-bones stance.

I touched on word choice last week, but It's All About the Editing does a great job of outlining several editing techniques here at The Business of Writing.

And finally, Darcy Pattison has done it again with Scene Dissection. A must-read.

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