Woman, 100, killed in crash.
That got me thinking…
Change just 2 things, and it’s a completely different story:
100 women, die in crash.
For us writers, this is a significant fact to get to grips with.
A simple shift of word order and a swap of a single letter and the tragedy increases exponentianlly. The conflict heightens like the conquering of Kilimanjaro. Hmmm.
This is something we can use for sure.
We have the noble job of herding words… rounding them all up and pointing them in the right direction. It’s in our power to render them weak and ineffective – or put them in such an order that they rend hearts and sear minds.
Being a shepherd is not for the faint-hearted. You with me?