Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X = Xylophone

A to Z Blog Challenge: Day Twenty-four


Because I'm using the children's dictionary for my A to Z challenge I have a choice of only four words: Xerox, Xmas, Xray, and Xylophone. Now that presents a challenge!

I chose xylophone because it's a musical instrument with bars of different lengths that are struck to give different notes. Writing often reminds me of music.

There are so many books out there on the same subject, theme, or story yet depending on how the author strikes their words they can create something new. Like the xylophone combines different notes, authors can combine words and sentences of different lengths in a unique way. Each author brings their own rhythm and style to make their story sing.

Imagine a xylophone next time you're writing and try to combine your words in new and exciting ways to make your story sound like music to your reader's ears.


Linda Bozzo has published more than 50 nonfiction books for the school and library market. For more information about Linda and her books, you can visit her website.


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