April 13, 2010
I think many writers have a goal to express ideas in as many words as possible in long descriptive sentences. My goal is to render truisms in exquisitely distilled phrases with a twist of words that makes one gasp in recognition. Maybe that is why I have gotten addicted to 100 Words. It forces you to be succinct. One of the most amusing aspects of writing here is the pruning one must do after the first draft has been laid out. I find most of the time the meaning and intent of a passage improves when words have been removed.