Quote: Charlie Jane Anders on Sentences for Fiction

Posted on Sun 20 September 2015 in Dispatches • 1 min read

People will advise you to write all sorts of sentences. Snappy sentences, lyrical sentences, Hemingway-esque short sentences, long Faulknerian sentences. But there’s really only one kind of sentence that actually works: a sentence that carries the reader forward from the previous sentence.

Charlie Jane Anders, The Only Kind of Sentence You Should Use in Your Fiction