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Maria - Janeite, Potterhead, Nerdfighter, Whovian, Starkid, Sherlockian, musical theatre enthousiast, recidivist NaNoWriMo participant, apple juice drinker. To your service.

Mar 24
“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”

Gary Provost (via qmsd)

This might be my favourite quote on writing ever.

(via bdoing)

“I spend many hours each day playing with sentences. I regard each sentence as a little wheel, and my ambition lately has been to gather several hundred of them together at once and to fit them all end to end, with the cogs interlocking, like gears, but with each wheel a different size,each turning at a different speed. Now and again I try to put a really big one right next to a very small one in such a way that the big one, turning slowly, will make the small one spin so fast that it hums. Very tricky, that.”

Georgy Porgy, by Roald Dahl

I just thought these quotes fit together well.

(via ushas42)

(via the-facade-is-real)


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