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.