Give the Reader a Break (Writing Quick Tip)

A complex sentence can be a beautiful  and many splendored thing under the right circumstances- but an overly complex sentence runs the risk of becoming a tangled monster, unreadable by most people who attempt to read your flamboyant and tortured prose.

Yeah.

Like that.

So, unless there’s a good reason, it’s better to have simple setences than complex ones. It’s better for your reader.

When you’ve got a gi-norm-ous complex sentence with lots of “ands”, “buts”, “ors” or commas that separate out entire thoughts…

Stop…

Stop there..

and look at that sentance…

If there some way that sentence can be broken into two or more smaller ones?

Is it easier to read if you do?

If so, break it up and give your reader a break too…

Catherine Kane

6/5/13

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her newest book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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