Making sentences

Why are we talking about sentences?
Why no talk about the work as a whole, about shape, form, genre, the book, the feature story, the profile, even the paragraph?

The answer is simple.
Your job as a writer is making sentences.
Most of your time will be spent making sentences in your head.
In your head.
Did no one ever tell you this?
That is the writer’s life.
Never imagine you’ve left the level of the sentence behind.

| Verlyn Klinkenborg in Several short sentences about writing


They form the basis of any and all expertise we build.

“Never imagine you’ve left the level of the fundamentals behind” is an important reminder – no matter the craft.