Monday, July 7, 2014
In case you missed it: The editors of The American Scholar selected the “Ten Best Sentences” in English-language literature and published their selections.
Writing teacher Roy Peter Clark wrote a blog post offering “brief interpretations... on how and why these sentences work.”
The Takeaway: Read the ten best sentences silently. Then read them aloud. Then read Mr. Clark’s interpretations. Keep the URLs handy and review the sentences and interpretations from time to time. This kind of reading will slowly and steadily make you a better writer.