Attended a lively and productive meeting of the SA SCBWI at Stirling Library on Saturday.

Vikki Wakefield presented a workshop titled Making Music with Words, which is what all writers are attempting and very often achieving.

I really loved the section on using dissonance in our work.

Dissonance: jarring or discordant word combinations, or descriptions that cause the reader to pause in order to make sense of strange, contrasting or unfamiliar imagery. Often a play on conventional sayings or contained within plain language for contrast (e.g. a rash of atones, benign intervention, a graze of stubble) VK 2016

So I am going to work really hard at getting some dissonance in my writing from this day onward as I love the idea of it and how it can put the magic and music into writing.

Thanks Vikki.

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