Simply Savoring Sounds

I like pretty prose.  I woke up this morning thinking about how rhythm and repetition are nearly always present in pretty prose.  Poets already know it.  Fiction writers often forget it.

First thing I did was check the Three Word Wednesday site.  Much to my delight the words were—bloody and kinky—words that both end in a long “e” sound.

My first thought was terrific.  I can write a terrible tome using words ending with a long “e”.  But then I discovered that Thom had tossed us a twist and added tender to the mix.

It is interesting to investigate the sounds in a passage.  Repetition doesn’t always appear as the first or last letter and it doesn’t always rhyme.  Consider mix and twist, and listen to the “i” sound.

Well folks, I guess I’ll write today until I am weary with words.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be back again tomorrow.


14 thoughts on “Simply Savoring Sounds

  1. That’s the thing about writers. They do weird things, like walk around repeating words to see how well they go together. Can’t you see me wandering down the sidewalk saying “Mix, mix… miiiiiiix. Twist. Nix, Trix, Wrist. Mist…”

    Uh-oh. You got me going.

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