“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 lordbyronsbloomers)
Definitely need to read this man’s work. That was just beautiful. I want to right like this. Or at least be capable of it.
anyone want to join a toastmaster club with me?
“Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begins the task anew.” —St. Francis de Sales
“Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer” —William Arthur Ward