Thorncraft Publishing is the home of great stories, the ones that make you think more about the world where you live, the ones that cause you to reflect on our history, that inspire you with powerful characters and settings, the ones that call you to change your life, and that encourage us to continue telling our stories.
We publish the work of women authors in fiction. We also publish the yoga book series, BreatheYourOMBalance® which features poetry, nonfiction, and fiction by all genders. At Thorncraft Publishing, we're trying to create a positive impact and promote positive changes within our community, so we publish the community brochure, The Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail. We've organized many literary events in books, theatre, and more.
Visit the individual pages for our authors and books. Read some of our stories and let us know what you enjoyed, what caused you to think in a different way, and what you'd like to read from us in the future. Give our books a review on bookseller sites and on Goodreads. We love hearing from our readers!
Growing Our Community, a Forum on Diversity, is organized by Jerome Parchman and will take place at 7 p.m. on August 27, 2020, at Shamrocks ...
We invite you to celebrate with us as we release Volume 3 of our yoga book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Relationships. READ MORE HERE
Ever since I was little, my mind has undoubtedly known the definition of monkeying around. It would
wander off to make-believe universes where I could fly, breath under water, or live in the depths of
an unknown cave. It didn’t take long before I started to write down my daydreams. I think the times
when it was just me and the sound of a scribbling pen were the most mindful moments of my
childhood. Even now, while living my life as an architecture student in the Netherlands, those
memories make me want to keep writing. Storytelling will always bring my monkey mind back to me.
Well, that and yoga, of course, so I cannot think of a better combination.
Each week, we will feature a new contributor to BreatheYourOMBalance®: Yoga and Relationships, Volume 3 of our yoga book. Volume three is introduced by Sarah Michelle, and she is joined by people of all genders for a compilation of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that explores how our yoga practice changes and challenges, supports and heals our relationships.
Each week, we'll give you a new writing prompt here on our home page. Our past writing prompts, over 100 of them, are located at The Nudge. They'll be catalogued from the home page to The Nudge page every week but will not contain our special edition prompts. You can sign up to receive special writing prompts in our newsletter below.
Artistic Inspiration: Pacing
Let's look at pacing this week. Think in terms of walking or running. If you consider a movie, when the characters run, the action of the story picks up. If a character is walking who needs to run, the tension increases in the film. The same can be true for your writing style. When you write in sentence fragments or short, choppy sentences, you add speed to the manuscript's flow. Sentence fragments can signal distress, confusion, or excitement. When you use a character who takes a very long time to explain something important, then you add tension to the story. A character who speaks in commands might add even more tension.
Or, you could write in long, flowing sentences to allow the reader to linger in the setting. Sentence structure and dialogue structure can further add to the pacing that you want to create for the story and ultimately for the reader. The pacing often determines how quickly the reader can read your work. Complex sentences require a more careful reading of the story.
On your mark, get set, and alternate the pacing of your story depending on what you want to accomplish.
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