Hi [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]- Writing Weekly Tip o' the Week (Happy St. Patrick's Day!). Mix things up by varying your sentence structure

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Hi Reader,

Welcome back to Writing Weekly! This week, we're talking about varying your sentence structure to make your writing more engaging and effective.

It's easy to fall into a pattern of using the same sentence structure over and over. But by varying the length and composition of your sentences, you can create a more interesting and dynamic reading experience.

One way to do this is to alternate between short and long sentences. Short sentences can create a sense of urgency or emphasis, while longer sentences can provide more detail and explanation. You can also use different types of sentences, such as questions, exclamations (although you should use those sparingly), and commands to add variety to your writing.

Another way to vary your sentence structure is to use transitional words and phrases, like however, and, and but. These can help connect your ideas and create a smoother flow between sentences. Like using exclamations, use this technique with caution.

When you mix things up, you can keep your writing from feeling monotonous. Boring. Sleep-inducing.

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That's all for this week's Writing Weekly. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback.

Happy Writing!

Theresa L. Goodrich

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Theresa L. Goodrich

Theresa L. Goodrich is the force behind thelocaltourist.com, a site dedicated to telling in-depth stories of magnificent, quirky, and unique places. Theresa is an Emmy-winning author who is slightly obsessed with road trips, camping, and history. She’s turned these passions into the Two Lane Gems book series, first-person travelogues highlighting the beauty and diversity of the U.S.A. She's also a contributor and publisher of Midwest Road Trip Adventures, 2nd Edition and Midwest State Park Adventures. She’s the author of Living Landmarks of Chicago, Planning Your Perfect Road Trip, and the Alex Paige cozy mystery series. She's spoken across the country at the Travel and Adventure Show and the Chicago Auto Show, mentored at Bloghouse, and leads the Midwest Travel Network's Writing Workshop. She’s driven, often literally, to inspire you to get off the interstates and explore the towns and communities that make this country a constant and welcome surprise.

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