This week’s writing prompt by Jude –
Here’s one definition of a balanced sentence:
“A sentence made up of two parts that are roughly equal in length, importance and grammatical structure.”
e.g. “Vision without action is daydream; action without vision is nightmare.” (Japanese proverb).
Write a story about two women, one cautious, one impulsive. They meet somewhere unusual – what happens to change the balance in their lives? Include a sentence with a ‘paired construction’, as in the proverb above.
After you’ve written your first draft, check your story for balance. Have you a mixture of long and short sentences? Did you include enough details of the setting? Is your dialogue relevant to the action of the story? Are you balancing showing with telling?