Write Tight? Or Write Crisp?

Writers Envy

So, there I was, reading calmkate’s response to today’s Daily Prompt, Crisp, and, as is my wont, pondering ways to give an outside-the-box response. That led to a headache which made me stop thinking and make some tea (Stash brand Licorice Spice, BTW). Two-bagger tea, too (yeah, I know, but I drink tea out of a huge coffee mug).

Writing tight means chucking unnecessary words that bog the reader down (and make him want to burn down the writer’s house), and writing in a concise, spartan way. Not “Spartan” as in words fighting each other to death with lead pencils for page space, but spartan, as in sparse. Like Hemingway without the girth. Like me without the nonsense 🙂

Writing tight is generally accepted as THE sign of a good writer, next to having a good story, an actual plot, living characters, sparkling dialogue, and a marketing plan. Writing tight…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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