The Architecture of Prose

Prose is ArchitectureThe biggest rule in writing is “show don’t tell” and even if you think you have this

technique mastered there is always a niggling aspect that you hadn’t

considered before.  The building blocks of prose are exactly that:

pieces to build on not fancy writing that sounds good to the ear and is

pleasing to the eye.  Metaphor and simile, personification, assonance and consonance

work with the noun, verb, adjective, and conjunction to create and

balance out writing that means something to the reader.

Your work will never stand as it was meant to if it skims ideas and uses adverbs

& unassociated imagery like wallpaper and drapery.

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