If I told you that the world was about to to end, and that it was due to a mad man having taken over a fusion reactor, and that he had pointed the beam of energy at the center of the Earth and he was about to switch it on and you — YES YOU — had to communicate to your friends, your family, your town your country, THE WORLD, that this was about to happen, in-the-fewest-words-possible, describe what was to happen… Could you?
See? Exactly! That’s the point. Novelists. Writers. Need to communicate to their readers IN-THE-FEWEST-WORDS-POSSIBLE, the intent of their story ——- at all times.
That means that writers must commune. They must communicate PRECISELY. They must get to their point, with the fewest words possible.
Because, you know, the world is ending and you don’t want to mince words, or waste them, or time, or effort. HELL! The world is ENDING! So get on with it already!
So, remember, when you’re writing, you MUST say what you want to say, what you want your characters to say, with the fewest words possible. WHAT?
GET TO THE POINT — quickly!
And you know that humans are wont to hem and haw and couch their problems in a way that makes them palatable to their audience. BUT DON’T!
JUST BLOODY SAY IT – and this is the key – PRECISELY.
I’m done. Later!