Pretty, precious, purple – talking prose with Victoria

What makes good writing? Victoria Mixon and I are fearlessly grappling with this question in this week’s editor chat, over at her wood-panelled lacy writing nest. Highlight? Victoria threatens to shave her head and move to Tibet Om your way over and see if you can stop her…

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  1. #1 by Sally on April 21, 2011 - 3:40 pm

    Roz, I think the word ‘rhythm’ is defintely key. With the right rhythm, each sentence flows naturally to the next, drawing the reader in and onward, and at the end of a chapter before he/she knows it.

    • #2 by rozmorris on April 21, 2011 - 7:24 pm

      Sally, I agree. But it takes such a long time to develop the ear for that rhythm. Indeed rhythm is not only in the individual sentences. It tells you whether the whole story flows naturally or whether events jar, or characters act for jarring reasons.

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