Your daily life consists of a lot of stuff. From cooking to cleaning, from going college to meet up friends, you actually manage to keep yourself occupied with a lot of things. But have you ever notices that these mundane tasks all involve a few patterns or may be some random sequences of ebbs and flows: rhythm. Writing is just like the same.
Rhythm in writing can occur naturally with time, but if you pay attention, it can improve a lot more. Here are a few tips on how to write with rhythm—
- Organize the length of your sentences – You cannot simply make each and every sentence of the same length. Not each of them can be only long or only short. You need to make sure that you vary the length of your sentences naturally. For instance, introduce a comic character to the readers as a clumsy person stumbling down a down a stairway and then bring the headlong descent to a sudden stop with a concise comment. To help yourself with the pace, listen to musical compositions. The musical compositions will help you a lot with that.
- Make good use of the words and phrases – We all know that English is a flexible language and thank God for that! You need to make use of this statement as much as you can. Exploit the fact. Make the most of it. Relocate words and phrases in your sentence until the parts of a sentence seem to fall into their preordained places. A little tip: read your note out loud.
- Try something new – I still remember once my English teacher bashed me bad as I wrote an incomplete sentence. But now I realize that there are no such rules. The law against incomplete sentences was repealed a long time ago.So try out and embrace sentence fragments. Just like while talking people use incomplete sentences and sentence fragments all the time, try incorporating the same in your writing. It will give your book or novel a different and fresh touch. Although you are incorporating informal writing make sure it reflects a more carefully constructed communication.
- Rhythm depending on your mood – When do you feel like writing? When you have a really good mood or when you are a little upset? Well, every person has their own way of putting things down on the paper. The length and the rhythm of your writing totally depend on your mood. For instance, if you are writing a love scene, you need to have a proper state of mind to pen down the best words. If you are feeling upset or angry you cannot simply write expressing your feelings the best way.
- The application of tension and release – Many musical compositions are placed on the principle of building up to peaks of stress or emotion and a counterpointing relief from that ascent. Writing benefits from the same approach to carrying the reader along on waves of tension and release.
So here are a few tips for you about writing with rhythm. Follow these tips and you can write amazingly. All you have to do is spice things up a bit and make the most of everything. Good Luck!