Tonight Luke is pausing to enjoy one of his favourite things, a long sentence that is its own kind of narrative. I can appreciate what he enjoys about them, but I’m as different as you can get in this regard. I like short sentences. Not ‘writing that only uses short sentences.’ I’m talking about well placed short sentences, preferrably laid between two larger ones, like a thin stream through the woods.
As it happens I was enjoying one the other day, and it also came from Luke’s blog. Power is what you could do, but don’t.