UNITY Unity is what keeps a work of literature together, it’s a tool that will make your work stronger and more interesting. On Writing Well William Zinsser Chapter 8
<ul><li>Applying Unity to a writing will help to keep a reader interested. Unity will help you to incorporate any material necessary into your work. </li></ul>“ Unity is the anchor of good writing. It satisfies your readers’ subconscious need for order”
Unity of Pronoun Unity of pronoun is deciding whether you’ll speak in the first person, as a participant or in the third person, second person or even as an observer.
Unity Of Tense Unity of tense is writing in the past or present, write in whichever is going to principally address the reader. It is not a good idea however to switch back and forth.
Unity of Mood Unity of Mood is setting a tone for your writing. Just like Unity of Tense though you should not mix two or three.
To incorporate unity in your work you should ask yourself : “In what capacity am I going to address the reader?” “What pronoun and tense am I gong to use?” “What Style?” “What attitude am I going to take toward the material?” “How much do I want to cover?” “What point do I want to make?”
Unity In Writing Unity in writing should be on every writers mind before they begin, it is important because if you are writing to be heard the readers should be involved and interested throughout the entire work, and unity will help you achieve that.
QUESTIONS: <ul><li>Why is unity in writing important? </li></ul><ul><li>What does unity provide in writing? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you incorporate unity into your work? </li></ul>