Friday, April 22, 2011

Storyteller's Journey

Along with whimsical words and alliteration, I find that structuring a sentence in three parts is very satisfying. There are many resources that agree; authors would do well to write with the power of three. Evidently our minds can only easily process three segments at a time. Reading in a pattern like this improves our memory of the text as well. You can have three phrases, three subjects, or three verbs in a sentence, it doesn't really matter how you construct your tripartite sentence. The important point to understand is that readers (myself included) find reading sentences with a good deal of this writing style in them akin to enjoying comfort food; like eating chocolate, drinking coffee, or having a warm bowl of soup! There are many on line resources related to this subject. I have attached the link to one of my favorites:

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