Hello, Christian writer friends. I hope you are well and enjoying the spring weather (or whatever it is with you if you’re not in the UK – do you say “autumn” or “fall” in South Africa/Australia?:-)).

Quick tip this week on varying sentence lengths. You may not have thought about it, but varying the length of your sentences (and paragraphs, incidentally) will give a lovely flow to your work.

If all your sentences are long, or all your sentences are short, you just won’t get that rhythm. And I am talking about stories, not poetry!

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It’s amazing what a difference it makes. Why don’t you have a look at your work in progress and see if you have a group of sentences/paragraphs all the same length. What if you made some shorter, some longer? Does it flow better? Try it and see!

Janet Wilson, founder of Dernier Publishing and Write for a Reason
Janet Wilson, founder of Dernier Publishing and Write for a Reason

Trust that helps you with your current work in progress, or give you an idea for your next story. 🙂

Love to you all,


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Varying the Length

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