This post shows you how you can use commas and conjunctions to alter the rhythm of a sentence.
Changing the rhythm can help your readers immerse themselves deeper in the mood of your narrative and the emotions of your characters.
Standard grammar advice – the stuff we learned when we were kids – calls for lists with three or more items (or phrases or clauses) in a sentence to be separated by a comma, and for a conjunction to be inserted before the final item:
One thought on “Playing with the rhythm of fiction: commas and conjunctions – by Louise Harnby…”
Ah, the dratted comma 🙂
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