OK, I know what people think we *should* do in terms of the number of words in sentences, but what I want to know, is what do you personally think? Are you into short choppy sentences, or long sentences? And I don't want to start a mass argument based on what the leading authority on writing thinks should be written ... I decided a long time ago to know the rules and break every single one ... I want to know what you think. (And are you brave enough to write the way you want to write if you are in the rule-breaker camp?) For the record, I like commas. Which means I like long sentences that make my stories flow like a babbling brook, taking the reader on a lush meander through the pages of my imagination. I hate short, choppy said/did/move on sentences. My editor and betas do pick up on some of my longer ones, and I do actively take their thoughts into account. But on the whole, I sneak them in where I can!