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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