Francine Prose in chapter 3 of Reading Like a Writer writes sentences about sentence. At one point, she says, “By now you may be asking: what is a beautiful sentence? The answer is that beauty, in a sentence, is ultimately as difficult to quantify or describe as beauty in a painting or a human face.”
Earlier she describes a writer telling his agent that all he cares about is writing sentences. His agent suggests he never tell that to an American publisher.
Do you write for sentences or for plot or something else? Perhaps this is why we have blogs, to write for sentences. What’s your take?