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The Best Prose Is Poetry

The best prose is poetry. The good news is, turning your prose into poetry isn’t an onerous task that you complete at the last minute, like a college term paper. It’s a process you begin while you’re reviewing your first freewrite. It’s what you do in those five-minute bursts when you don’t have time to develop a new thought; or at the end of a long day when you’re too tired to write anything new. That’s when the artistry happens. Make Your Prose Flow Like Poetry Here are twenty ways to make your prose flow like poetry: Any “Thing” Goes 1. Search for and replace every use of “thing” with a concrete noun. If a word means everything, can it mean anything? 2. Search for and replace variations of “There […]

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