Mark is crying, sitting in the middle of the hall.
Mark is sitting in the middle of the hall and crying.
I know both sentences are grammatically correct. But which is good for creative writing?
Questions on English Language & Usage Stack Exchange are expected to relate to English language and usage within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
Neither sentence reads particularly well. In the first sentence, the run-on “sitting in the middle of the hall” sounds like a tacked-on afterthought. The second is verbose (due to its present progressive verb forms) and flat.
You might consider forms like