Not too much of a poet: Commandments for writing Dynamic Prose
October 10, 2010
There are three commandments, James N Frey says, if you want to write dynamic prose:
- Be specific
- Appeal to all the senses
- Be a poet (but not too much of a poet!)
Frey’s How to Write a Damn Good Novel is one of my well-thumbed books on writing: ‘A Step-by-step no-nonsense guide to dramatic storytelling.’
You can read a short interview with Frey here.
And now I am off to transform a piece of dead weight prose with these wise commandments and to get ready for a heavy dose of poetry at CUISLE Limerick City International Poetry Festival later in the week.