That’s it

Francine Prose’s book Reading Like a Writer is packed with good stuff. In her chapter on sentences, she recounts a story about a young writer who told his agent that subject matter is not that important–what he wants to write is really great sentences.

That is how I feel. Last month my sister asked me what I want to write and I waffled around the answer, trying to explain exactly what that young writer said so simply: I want to write really great sentences.

Advertisements

One thought on “That’s it

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s