Listen to the Music of Your Words

To me the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make. ~ Truman Capote

At times when we write, it’s important to keep the composition simple and clean. Especially for communication purposes, simple is best. A to-do list, for example, or instructions on how to put something together work best in a simple format.

When writing fiction for others to read for entertainment and enjoyment, easy and short aren’t always the most important qualities of your writing. I was reading a blog the other night and all the sentences were short with subject, verb and object strung together and it was boring, dry and I moved on to anther blog without finishing .

Instill your writing with a variety of sentences types, with strong emotion-evoking verbs, with crisp description and you’ll have a better chance of making music with your words. Use all your senses when writing and let your readers know what you and your characters are experiencing… Make music.

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About loubelcher

I'm a freelance artist and writer. I enjoy anything whimsical and my art and writing generally concentrate on the lighter side of life.
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6 Responses to Listen to the Music of Your Words

  1. Marg says:

    That is some good advice. I will have to remember that. Take care and have a great week end.

  2. love that “listen to the music of your words” beautiful!

  3. Make music … we like that.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Frankie and Ernie says:

    MUSICAL WORDS… THOSE are the ones folks like to Read. Let your words SING. Now if WE could just do that on OUR BLOG… we were have more followers and Comments. Gonna have to talk to Ernie about this.

  5. Crepes says:

    So true. Music is the best.

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