Partial sentences make your copy clip along faster
Mrs. Webb, your 3rd-grade teacher, probably counseled you to avoid sentence fragments.
Mrs. Webb was wrong. Sentence fragments can help you:
- Create drama
- Make a transition
- Emphasize an important idea
- Change the pace of your piece
- Make your copy sound conversational
- And, of course, make sentences shorter
Write fragments like Paul Harding.
Here’s how it works, in a passage from Paul Harding’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tinkers:
Used strategically, fragments can make your copy tighter and more interesting.