Make Your Sentences Sing: 7 Sentence Openers to Add Music to Your Prose
FREE mini-course to enhance the way you write (with ideas to apply right away)!
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This short video course will remind you of the variety of sentence openers you can use to create variety within sentences and enhance the way you write.
If you paid attention in English class, this may feel like a review of the basics. But why not sign up and remind yourself of the tools you have on hand for crafting better sentences?
If you long to improve the musicality of your message, the flow of your prose, and the fluency of your sentences, start at the beginning—
the beginning of your sentences, that is.
This mini-course reminds you to mix things up and gives you a refresher on sentence openers you can experiment with right away.
Are you an ambitious learner? For deeper instruction, some lessons include links to resources offering detailed explanation.
Work through the short lectures, and play around with your next writing project to discover how switching things up adds life and music to your prose.
Start1: Adjective(s) (3:29)
Start2: Prepositional Phrase (2:55)
Start3: Infinitive Phrase (2:14)
Start4: Adverb Clause or Phrase (4:33)
Start5: Participial Phrase (2:55)
Start6: Gerund Phrase (3:32)
Start7: Adverb (3:43)
StartWant to meet?
Who's the voice behind the slides?
"I help established and emerging writers be more curious, creative, and productive."
Writing Coach Ann Kroeker leverages over 25 years of writing and editing experience in the publishing industry to equip her clients to reach their writing goals. A published author and coauthor, corporate and freelance writer, book editor, speaker, and poet, Ann has served on the editorial teams of two large online organizations and focuses on serving others in her role as a writing coach.
As a writing coach, she celebrates client successes, such as acceptance into prestigious MFA programs, signed agent and book contracts, articles and essays placed in national publications, and the launch of their own freelance writing businesses. She coauthored On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts, and authored Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families and The Contemplative Mom.