Not sure if we’ll hear from Ann Dee today, but if we do, this will be a twofer!
#6 I’ve written several novels in a short, choppy line. Not poetry, but concise storytelling. Few words means having to tighten your writing. It means careful choosing. Picking just the right word or image.
For a chapter or two, write in a short, choppy line. Think spare. Think cut, cut, cut. Think, in this chapter I’ll use 1/3 the words to say the same thing I’ve done in this chapter.
What happens when you do write this way?
Does your writing get more sleek?
Do you see words you can do without once you put the story back as it was?