[Building Great Sentences is the basis of Brooks Landon’s Great Courses audio or video proprietary class, “Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft,” and some of his lectures, as the above, can be sampled on YouTube. For a richly cumulative style in fiction, Landon recommends Don DeLillo’s wonderful New Yorker short story, “Midnight in Dostoevsky.”]

Originally published on Richard Gilberts’s Draft No. 4 blog.