Content Tagged ‘David Jauss’

Rhythm & flow in works of prose

October 6, 2009 | 3 Comments

Noted: David Jauss on flow

October 28, 2008 | 4 Comments

From “What We Talk About When We Talk About Flow,” a chapter in Alone With All That Could Happen: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom About the Craft of Fiction Writing— “According to [Virginia] Tufte [in Grammar as Style], ‘The better the writer . . . the more he tends to vary his sentence length. And he does it as dramatically as possible.’ Since variation of sentence length results from varying sentence structure, ultimately it’s our syntax that determines whether our prose flows …

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