Less is More
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
As I learned to write, I was always instructed to reduce my written words to the bare minimum. Why repeat something that's already been said, even if you are using different words? In Stephen King's book On Writing, he states that the second draft equals the first draft, minus ten percent. Less is perfection.
TODAY-INSTEAD OF BLATHERING ON AND ON ABOUT SOMETHING- I WILL BE BRIEF, AND I WILL BE GONE.