“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal
Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum?
I guess I would like sit on the fence on this one. I feel I do not fall into either end as such. Let me hasten to add that I lay no claims to being perfectly balanced. Never was, either!
Its just that it depends on my mood, the subject and the person. My letters per se, (when I used to write them and my mails today) could be anything from a few words to a few pages!! To be truthful, I agree with the quote in the prompt, one needs time to edit.
I generally write at one go and that is when I write to my satisfaction. Carrying on from where I left off has not been my cuppa.The flow of thoughts and words is lost. To give the devil his due, I probably tilt towards the verbose. There is a direct link between the speed of mentation and speech. One can extend that to writing as well. So it is actually a function of how passionate and involved one is with the subject or the recipient it is intended for. I can wax eloquent on certain subjects and have nothing to say about others. Do I hear an echo in you ?
Its the same with people – there are some, with whom time spent is always too short and others where even a couple of minutes seem too long!!
Let me stop now before Verbosity takes over…. Cheers, Folks!