I was discussing writing with Jen, one of our newest Associates at Strategic Proposals, recently. As we each highlighted the reasons we enjoyed working with words we almost simultaneously said, “It’s just like music.
I was thinking about this today as I was driving (when my mind tends to not be on the road but rather wanders hither and yon at will). And what came to mind were several phrases, all of which, on the surface anyway, would seem to mean the same thing. And yet, like the sharps and flats in music, present the idea with different tones and evoke different emotions and reactions.
I offer the following “variations on theme”:
“This is worth…
And I’d guess a few ‘variations’ might come to mind for you as you read this.
It’s the seemingly endless possible variations that makes writing so rich, and at the same time, often quite frustrating.