Elements of Fiction (23)

Element 23: Rhythm

Not precisely a secret as such, but rhythm is not often highlighted as an element of fiction. Yet, it might be one of the most significant and powerful elements there are. And some very prominent writers agree.

However, let’s open with John Gardner’s observation that many writers might be oblivious of this element; he says, “Many writers, including some famous…



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Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.