where fragments combine beautifully
F L Lucas
This is a such clever piece of advice. Only when I read it aloud did the meaning clarify.
10 PRINCIPLES OF STYLE - F L Lucas
- passion and control
- sophistication and simplicity
- sound and rhythm
Even without more detail that is a great list to think about while writing.
Confession time: I've become addicted to fragments. I want to write in full sentences, I really do. The trouble is, once you start using them, fragments are addictive. They crop up everywhere. They sneak in even if you keep on the lookout. And they stay.
Afterthought fragments, my worst addiction.
Although, lonely verb fragments bleed out there too.
Participle phrase fragments? The worst.
Reading over my wip, I recognised the extent of the problem. It had reached epidemic proportions but I tried to find the cure.
I've slaved to rectify the symptoms of fragmentitus. One phrase at a time.
I'm pretty sure the medicine didn't work.
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM FRAGMENTITUS?