A Way of Thinking
In biblical times, the word sentence was defined as [a way of
Oxford English Dictionary
Consider the sentence a story, a mini-yarn, with a beginning and
ending and a dramatic arc.
Writing affords us a luxury we lack in conversation: we can
go back and recast our sentences, paying attention to syntax and
sensuality in a way that's impossible when you are expounding
Constance Hale, Sin and Syntax
You don't need an encyclopedic knowledge of grammatical terms
to write and edit with precision. I couldn't diagram a sentence if
my life depended on it.
Bill Walsh, Lapsing into a Comma
A sentence should be alive…. Sentences need energy to make
the meaning jump off the page and into the reader's head. As a writer you must embed energy in the sentence—coil the spring,
set the trap.
Peter Elbow, Writing with Power