Author's Writing Style
Words as Vessels of Thought:
Jo-Ann takes advice from Aristotle who said: The soul never thinks without a picture. Writing with metaphors, similes and colorful imagery, her hope is that every sentence strikes a spark from the matchstick of stimulating thought, offering to her readers what they will remember and apply.
Using a wide range of consonance, assonance and alliteration, Jo-Ann plays words like a piano, up and down the alphabet. She believes that the best writing reads like a musical arrangement. While meaning is always first in importance for her, the words must yield what appeals to the ear as well as the eye. Jo-Ann enjoys words when they are melodic and just poetic enough to be pleasing. When words give truth an extra ring, they sing the subject pleasantly, she says. Convinced that readers of serious material deserve no less than this, she sets the benchmark high. Writing with a style all her own, she appreciates the sound in every syllable.
Words are truly an expression of soul for this writer. For her, words are vessels of thought, delivering the metaphorical water that turns to wine. Once assimilated by the soul, she reflects, the written word mellows into meaning that saturates the spirit. Admitting the mystical nature of all inspired writing, Jo-Ann's delight is in witnessing the miracle of soul being served. Without a doubt, she writes for those who thirst.