In one of the answers to a question of mine here, someone said that cadence does not depend on the sprung rhythm of a text, but on making emphasis fall on the right words. Well, I would like to ask for some elaboration on how to control my writing style. Exactly how do I write in a certain kind of voice?
I tried attending to metrical scansion and stress but that doesn't work. One book I read said to attend to phrases and junctures.
Can someone please help me with this as my writing is continually getting worse the more I try to achieve my preferred style.
I hope you don't tell me to simply write how I talk. That's not the answer I'm looking for.