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Spare words

I have a theory about why sentence-level choices have such an effect on storytelling. I just came up with it while chatting with Jaime.

I think spare words encourage a reader to skip, to get in the habit of skimming. Precise language rewards the careful reader. Flabby language frustrates him.

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