It is time for part three of my Writing 101 series. This series will not go everything in writing; I do hope you learn something though. Rhetorical devices, grammar, planning, free-style writing, etc., will be covered. Today we are looking at the planner and free-style pro’s and con’s. Plus, the five rhetorical devices we do every time.
Five Rhetorical Devices to Improve Your Writing:
Hypophera: The writer/speak asks a question and then answers it himself. Example: “Should we wait? No, we should not wait because…” etc.
Procatalepsis: It goes with objections that the writer uses, and then he/she answers it.
Epistrophe: A succession of the same ending of the sentence. For example: sentences all end with “I know this to be true.”
Metonymy: A linked term in place of another person/thing. Example: ‘The White House says…’ when it is the people in the White House that are saying something.
Juxtaposition: When something is two things that are totally constrasting.
The Planner Writer
I made this graph for y’all. I hope this helps. I will further explain it afterwards.
I am personally not an outlined person. I love to imagine as I write and I’m kind of like a reader in my writer because I am experiencing it as I write as well.
But, there are some pro’s. It’s less stressful because you know what’s going on, you planned it, it’s way more clear, and you get more into a flow because it’s not like “I can’t decide what happens…” because you already know. Writer’s block is harder to get.
If you want to be able to make different things happen you may be more of a free-style writer. You can have more imagination and let your pen flow more if you don’t have an outline “holding you back.”
The Free-Style Writer:
My poor biased self struggled with the ideas here. XD. It can be confusing to write in free-style because you can get distracted by this scene and then you’re just writing non-important things. It can also be confusing because you realize you don’t know what you want to happen which leads to writer’s block. *thunder clap* 😂
It can be more surprising for you as well, (if you’re like me), and that translates through the work. 😀 If you’re passionate, it will just be better. An unsaid fact. It could feel weird to the reader, they may be able to tell you had writer’s block, were confused, or didn’t know what to do. Don’t let that happen.
So, here’s the question:
WhaT KiNd oF WRiteR arE YoU?
Don’t feel like you have to write all the time. Don’t force it or it will probably feel forced to your reader. Try to write every day, even if it is fifteen minutes to get your brain going, keep yourself in the story, just making yourself feel like you made progress! Also, don’t spend six hours at a computer just to get your story finished. Go break for your health and sanity. Haha. It’s good to get off the computer, let your characters rest. Let you rest. And besides, waiting and thinking can give you even better inspiration. And it’s always nice to feel it come together in your mind instead of just at the computer.
I hope this was helpful! 🙂
What kind of writer are you?