November 14th 2013 07:24
“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.” — novelist Elmore Leonard
Whenever you write, let nothing get in the way of rhythm, sound, and flow -- three facets of the craft that make all the difference. Read your work aloud and listen to its sound. You'll immediately sense when it needs a syllable here or a shift in accent there and will search the depths of your consciousness to find just the right word. You simply won't be satisfied until you've rephrased and made everything right with the world.
Here's to writing's rhythm, sound, and flow!