When we write, we write in sentences. Beginning with a capital letter, we wind our way over words and phrases until we’ve expressed a complete thought, and then we mark the endpoint with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark.Readers read the same way: they follow the shape of each sentence from beginning to end trying to understand the single complete thought the writer is expressing. In order for readers to do that, your writing needs to flow smoothly from word to word, phrase to phrase, and sentence to sentence.
I will often force myself to read my work out loud, so I can hear the words the way someone else will hear them. Often, the sentence needs to be rearranged to flow better and to convey my thinking correctly.
In my latest story, A Weed or a Flower, I wove a story around a teenage girl running from the police and how she gets an unusual chance to make a drastic change in her life. See what you think of it.