Brevity: How it works Brevity is all about sentence length. Attention span is short. Time is valuable. Your reader has infinite options of things to spend his time on, other than your story. His attention[…]
The basics first: “He/she said” is the basic modifier. Dialogue tells us what is said, attribution tags tell us who said it and modifiers tell us how it was said. These are the aspects we deal with here, adverbs (he said happily) are a matter for concern in a different article.
Description. Two quick questions to ask yourself to keep from swamping your narration with descriptions: