Brevity! Use fewer words!
After the obligatory “we-are-going-to-cut-this-short-after-the-intro” joke, we talk about how we can be appropriately brief, even in the context of writing epic fantasy. Mary offers us some rules of thumb for story brevity in the short fiction she writes, and Howard talks about how he accomplishes the extreme brevity of language required by his comic. Dan points out that the shorter you work, the more important your individual words become.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, narrated by the author
Writing Prompt: Give us a group of people on a long trip in space, with a problem, which they solve. Do it in 150 words.
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