I'm in the Faulkner camp looking over the fence at the Hemmingway camp with wanderlust. The problem is that I've always been addicted to semicolons. I suppose the early training from high school played a role; the semicolon "ties" two related independent clauses, and by gosh all my clauses relate. In my head. When writing informally, like here on MS, I let myself go on and on quite a bit. But for the longest time, I've consciously reined in my impulsive use of semicolons and complex sentences in my other writing. I find myself reading so many articles, blog posts, and the like online which do wonders with very simple sentences. A lot of fiction does just fine in that regard, also. So I have some envy.