Being Brief (Musing)
As a wannabe writer, I don’t like being edited. I mean who does? Would you want editors to rummage through your content and make cuts and change the essence of your writing? I bet not. But the problem comes when writers write without being edited. Or worse, they practice a semblance of self-editing, which basically means no editing. You know, I know.
My problem as a wannabe writer is, trying to be brief. And since I am also playing the role of editor, I often fall into the trap of skimming through my article before posting. At best I will correct my spelling and some grammatical mistakes, but that’s just about as much as I would do. But that said, I also think good writers should write briefly. Be clear, simple to understand, concise.
But sometimes in the course of writing, I kena lulled into thinking that the more words I use, the more power my article will be, and people would be somewhat impressed with my verbose and ability to rant.
Nothing can be further from the truth. Conversely the reverse is true, the more I yabber on, the more I reveal my inability to convince. It also shows my lack of mastery of the subject. In fact, if I can say the same thing with less words, it shows my knowledge on the topic. So more is less and less is more. Ironic isn’t it?
So in order to say more, I shall now say less and end here.