Style

Not just of the world of fashion; so too, style is quintessential to the world of the written word. Appreciated and admired: the qualities of style enhance understanding, appeal to the emotions, and fulfil the purpose for the communication. The qualities of style are clarity, consistency, vividness, aptness, and aesthetic appeal. Grammatically correct sentences, unambiguous…

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

'Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good-night till it be morrow.' Romeo and Juliet. Act 2, Scene 2, Line 176 1595. Shakespeare, W. Not wanting to say goodbye, farewell, or adieu: you linger. Never mind having read the book from cover to cover. And never mind knowing what happens: still…

Anticipation

‘Round and round the garden Walks the teddy bear...’ The child giggles. Her aunt traces a circle with her forefinger against her niece’s outstretched palm. ‘One step, two steps...’ The child giggles some more as her aunt finger-steps one step then another two steps up her niece’s arm. ‘Three steps...’ The child wiggles with the…

Where Do Writers Find Their Inspiration?

Just as you are what you eat; so too, you write best about what you know. Select a well-known author and you will soon find the source for their inspiration resides in their personal life history. For example: J.K. Rowling Her creation of the Harry Potter series steeped with sorcery and wizardry is sourced from…