10 KEYS TO THE MANSION
←Taking the dream from this
To this →
To this →
Wednesday is all about writing advice. I am going to keep it short and sweet. Shorter and sweeter than last week, when I got a bit carried away – probably on the subject of brevity ;)
1 Write it simple - avoid clumsy, flowery or literary styles
2 Be natural, use the flow of your own language.
3 Write brief and powerful sentences .
4 Trim out as many words as you can so your narrative can move along quickly.
5 Tighten up
the sentences, to increase the drama.
6 Keep your descriptions brief :-/ a few details will get your reader on the right track;
7 Trust your reader to fill in the ↑ gaps from their own imagination.
8 Balance your ratio of longer to shorter sentences, depending on the affect you are trying to achieve.
9 Remember some sentences need to be longer
10 Your ability to layer meaning, to ice the surface with subliminal messages, will only work if the links are fluid and the cracks are invisible.
In general, when it comes to writing, if not to mansions, less is more.