I find it amusing.
In my previous life I was the exact opposite of wordy. In fact the more words I used the more of a detriment it was to my job. I became pretty proficient at reading between the lines.
"Make the Risotto."
There is a whole lot buried in that simple three word sentence. But I don't need the whole spiel on how the stock is made. Or how to dice the onions. Or how long to keep the rice on the burner.
So how to channel that type of succinctness into my writing. How do I say...simply...what I want to say? Get to the meat of the issue, so to speak?
Is it possible to write a story without writing a full on step by step recipe?
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