Writers use words to tell their stories.
But there are thousands of words and an almost infinite number of ways to arrange those words into sentences.
How do we choose which words to use? And how do we decide their order in a sentence? What about punctuation, grammar, cadence, diction, tone, pace, inflection, ARG!
Welcome to my world...
I'm currently working on a story where, after a stressful few days, one character tries to inspire another.
What would you prefer he say:
a) 'Diamonds are created by immense pressure.'
b) 'Immense pressure is needed to create a diamond.'
c) 'Only through immense pressure can a diamond be created.'
d) 'Diamonds can only be created with immense pressure.'
If you have any alternatives, feel free to add them below.