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Do You Remember? 3 is a Magic Number!

I was conversing with an editor I know online about how I tend to use a lot of words/actions in threes in my writing.  It is actually a good thing to do. Three’s make more of an impression to the reader.  You create tension, build it up, and finally release it.  It rolls off the tongue easily, and things tend to be remembered better if grouped in three.

I joked about how three is a magic number, no more, no less, it’s a magic number with this editor, and she had no idea what I was talking about.

3 is a magic number
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I explained about Schoolhouse Rock, mentioned Conjunction Junction, and still…no recognition.  I grew up on those videos and still find myself singing them.

My question to you is…

Do you remember?

Please leave a comment if you do, and let me know your favorite.