Saturday, October 1, 2011


I have recently lectured on details and place
So today I submit a treatise on pace
Your stories may ebb and your stories may flow
But how do you tell when to rush or go slow?

Cadence depends on your goals for a scene
Such as hatred or passion or  feelings between
Shorten your phrasing for action and fights
But shake out Roget’s for fanciful flights, of love… of love… of wonderful, lovingful, chummingful love…

Go charging ahead with hard-rocking words
Like rockets and rackets and thundering herds
Then slow with the gentle of feathers and fluff
With kisses, caresses, and mushyful stuff

This poem may be poor, but you shouldn’t be sore
Based on the price that you paid at the door
Something for nothing is something said I
And it far exceeds herpes or a stye in your eye

What's your cadence?

Munk’s run-on opening line,
After changing his name to Jack, Jake married Jill, but Jill ended up liking Jake better so she divorced him, Jack that is. 
Munk's "Opening Line" is yours to keep, use it. Munk

Did everyone read Suze’s post regarding rejection over at Analog Breakfast this week? Loved it.
This week's music Nancy Sinatra--These Boots are Made for Walkin'
You keep lying when you ought'a be truthin'