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(Excerpt from a blog post:)
It’s tempting to believe that flow happens naturally or not at all, or that it’s a sign of special talent. In reality, however, anyone can develop a flowing style. Flow results when writers use specific operations that are already part of the standard writing toolkit.
What Is “Flow?”
Flow is simply writing that moves fluently from one idea, phrase, or sentence to the next. Flow enables the experienced reader to grasp concepts and images along a continuum and provides a stimulating encounter with words and phrases, not unlike listening to music. However, novice writers commonly confuse the misuse of language or ignorant mistakes with “flow.”