Dear reader, Here’s our topic sentence: From my window, the deep solemn massive street. Cellar-shops where the lamps burn all day, under the shadow of …
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My current thesis is that writing is easy. Here is a foolproof method to improve your writing: Think of something you want to say. Write a sentence tha…
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Dear reader, Here’s our topic sentence for today: The true commerce of art is a gift exchange, and where that commerce can proceed on its own terms we …
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Dear reader, (Welcome to new readers from Sarah Avenir/&yet! What we do here is talk about one sentence from one book, every few weeks—so that we get b…
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Dear reader, Get yourself a snack, this is a long one: In this same instant the young man froze, the emblems of sense in his wild face wide open toward…
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Dear reader, Here’s our topic sentence for today: Now we are truly adult, we think, stunned that this is what being adult means, nothing at all like wh…
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Dear reader, (Welcome to new readers, especially those from Sarah Avenir’s wonderful newsletter. In Topic Sentence, I write about sentences, because go…
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Here’s our topic sentence: She must have noticed all the perfectness from the bus window because she couldn’t afford the cab fare: Second Street, glint…
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Here’s our topic sentence for today: Then I went back to my own writing, my own inability to get going until five in the afternoon, my animal sense of …
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Dear reader, Here’s our topic sentence: The perfect shatters. This sentence from Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (recommendation via the very t…
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Dear reader, Hello to new subscribers! And thanks to all who wrote letters of introduction, haikus to welcome this incarnation of your humble sentence-…
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Dear reader, (A bit of housekeeping: hello from Substack! This newsletter, formerly known as Bibliopath, used to be sent from Tinyletter, which I still…
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