Thursday, December 1, 2011
How to Write the Perfect Sentence
Or it can stand alone.
The perfect sentence is a snug fit in the place where it belongs--as a whole, as a half, as a fragment.
Or it can be a jagged shard that draws attention to itself.
The perfect sentence needs to convey meaning, although not always through the words alone. It can be a string of sentences mashed together in a rambling muddle that carries the characters and the reader on a rocking and roiling ride of confusion.
Or it can flash and vanish.
The perfect sentence can shock, it can amuse, it can announce the end of an age. It can do anything you want it to do, except perhaps open that jar of pickles.
To write the perfect sentence, don't be afraid to write an imperfect sentence.
As some of you already know via Facebook, I finished NaNo. That's 50k words written for the first draft. I still have a long way to go with my YA scifi, but I'm having an awful lot of fun.
A huge thank you to S. L. Hennessy for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please visit her blog and say hi from me.
I also won a copy of Secrets of the Knight by Nina Jade Singer from Romance Reader. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to reading it.
Announcement: On Saturday I will be at Laura Barnes' blog where she will be interviewing me. I'd love to see you over there.