Monthly Archives: April 2013

Verbs: instructions for use

Verbs? You may ask, “Are we back in elementary school?” No, we are still talking about simple, useful writing tips. First: whenever you can, always use verbs in their active form. The golden rule says to use the passive form … Continue reading

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Sound

Words have sound. Literature is music. We have talked about rhythm but what about melody? You may ask, “What has this got to do with travel writing?” Well, every word has a shape, a length, a flavour and an image … Continue reading

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Rhythm

Composing a sentence is like composing music. You must be attentive to the notes, the tempo and the rhythm. There is rhythm in every sentence: we know that there is metre in poetry but it also exists in prose. There … Continue reading

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