The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I found it way to busy for the likes of me, and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last two times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.
Prose that are beautiful exposition or narration
- Make your prose feel like poetry though without the characteristics of that genre. It may feel song-like.
- It may include a recognizable rhythm, where short sentences alternate with longer ones.
- Use metaphors.
- Compare characters or events to nature.
- Pay attention to accentuation, syllabic pacing, and repetition of sound patterns.
- When expressing emotion, do it in an imaginative and beautiful way.
- Quality over quantity.
Since I don’t read Lyrical Prose, I had to rely for my list of other sources:
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
- Ordinary Light by Tracey Smith
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Himself by Jess Kidd
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
More L Genres:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning