In our family we use a term, “The Ransom Version” – which stands for:
Let me take all the time I need to tell you everything you need, want, or even might think you could ever use about whatever-it-is.
I’m adept at it, but it only works with family – and only a few of them!
After my first draft I reach for the delete key and begin to trim things right away. It’s work to pare things down to clear and concise, and I always run the risk of terse prose, which is no better. I just found something that helped. Want to see?
While you’re doing that, I’m going to click a few links so I’m sure I don’t miss her next thoughts.