Several short sentences about writing (2012, Alfred A. Knopf) 5 stars

Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It's the harmful debris …

[...] what if meaning isn't the sole purpose of the sentence? What if it's only the chief attribute among many, a tool, among others, that helps the writer shape or revise the sentence? What if the virtue, the value, of the sentence is the sentence itself and not its extractable meaning? What if you wrote as though sentences can't be summarized? What if you value every one of a sentence's attributes and not merely its meaning?

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