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Margie’s Rule #10: Rhythm and Cadence and Beats, Oh Yes

Margie Lawson


Thank you for inviting me to be a guest blogger. I’m always honored to be a WITS guest!


Reading a book with flat-lined cadence is like watching a movie on mute.


Most writers know about the power of rhythm and cadence and beats.… Read the post

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Cadence - Writer's Glue


What is Cadence?

To me, it’s Like Porn, in that it’s not easy to define, but I know it when I see it.

Webster did manage to define it though (which makes me want to look up ‘porn’):

  • The beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movement
  • A slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking or reading, as at the end of a declarative sentence

Though Webster wasn’t talking about writing in the above definition, he came close.… Read the post

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Smart Writers Expand Time - From Margie Lawson!

By Margie Lawson

A BIG THANK YOU to Mega-Talented Laura Drake for inviting me to be her guest blogger today!

Writers are all powerful. Well, in their fictional worlds they are all powerful.

Two of the 74,386 story dynamics that writers control are expanding time and compressing time.… Read the post

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