Vital unit of writing: the sentence

I’d opt for the sentence. That’s where the work at any moment has to be carried out. I feel that if I don’t get the sentences right in the first draft, it’s going to be hard to get them right later. Not impossible, naturally, but hard. So I work slowly, as if the first draft is the last.

Ian McEwan, Author, born June 21, 1948

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