That’s what people mean when they say “find your voice.” Actually, we all have our voices already. We don’t need to “find them”, per se.
We need to get everything else out of the way.
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That’s why an author can describe a room using one well-chosen detail, and it doesn’t feel like anything’s missing. Because nothing’s missing.
There is a legendary story (origin unknown — often attributed to Hemingway) about a discussion some writers were having about short stories. Specifically: how short can a short story really be?
In the legend, Hemingway says he can write a story in six words. His companions are shocked. They wager Hemingway that he can’t do it.
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