So, I'm taking the easy way out today and letting someone else do the blogging for me. I just found a wonderful entry on the "music" of speech, over at the Romance Roundtable. I've always believed there is a "music" to what we write - crescendos, diminuendos, staccatos, rests/pauses. And, most importantly - rhythm. In fact, I do think the rhythm of a passage can be even more important than what's taking place in the scene, sometimes. We don't want our writing too choppy, or even too fluid and flowery (so that it makes the reader doze off). I think it's important to find a natural rhythm and flow to whatever we write (which is why I always tell my students to read their work ALOUD (which, by the way, is what I did this week with my 396-page novel! lol)).
Anyway, enjoy this musical entry and have a great weekend! I'm going to put my feet up and watch some movies. :-)