I wonder how many great writers pass on the chance to blog because they think it’s too limiting?
If you think you can tell your story only in massively complex paragraphs, you may be right. Plenty of books and even “short” stories go on and on and on to describe a single object or era.
You may also be wrong. Sometimes excess verbiage can smother the point you’re trying to make. As I note in the Write A Blog People Will Read course, some things are better stated succinctly: Not devoid of color and verve, but rather of gratuitous padding.
One of the chapters in the Melinda Moustakis book “Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories” is just 55 words long. Fifty-five words. Read this and tell me whether or not she needed more adjectives: