Friday, September 08, 2006

Being brief

is hard.

I'm trying to write stories that are "genuine" Flash Fiction which equates to around 500 words only.

I'm a wordy type of writer and I love playing around with descriptive language.

This can make my style convoluted and confusing (so much for coherence huh? ;)) and as a result, I find the editing process to be quite painful having to ditch what I think are lovely turns of colourful phrasing in order to be more concise.

So I consider this enforced brevity to be like medicine for my overly-florid writing style. One of these days I will be able to write something beautiful that isn't so full of 'unnecessary' words.

Wish me luck :)

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