A sample sentence

Here is a sentence from the first chapter of my novel, The Sleep of Reason. It’s not altogether typical of the other sentences there, but I like the way it flouts the whole tone of certain infamous writing guides. It works. It feels elegant. And it is writing:

He paused again and smiled, waiting for his guest to respond, but being too tired to be clever Frye remained silent, so Damon continued.

I’m sure there are many who would say this sentence is needlessly convoluted and could offer ways to rewrite it so that the lowest common denominator among readers could comprehend it without the slightest effort. I’ll have none of that, thank you.

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