How Short is Too Short?
November 15, 2008 § Leave a comment
Of being brief, too brief.
In school, my professors always sent to back my essays with the note “please elaborate” or “needs more explanation”. And, try as I did to stretch my words, I never got those 10 pagers past 7; good for the teacher’s reading time, bad for my grades.
So, I love flash and microfiction, where short is the goal. I found my dream requirements today in True Stories Told In One Sentence.
As Phil Gardner says, “And to think some people write novels. The fools.”