In his book, On Writing Well, William Zinsser suggests several items to look at when writing. One of them is unity.


  • Of theme – you start talking about traffic problems in your city and drift into a discussion of cars of the future
  • of pronoun, you shift between you and I and they and we.
  • of tense, Jack swam over the river, he sees the bad guy
  • of mood, happy and lite in one paragraph, somber in the next
  • of attitude, (this seems to me to be the same as the last item)
  • of point of view Very important. Never switch point of view in a scene

Does your writing have unity?


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