Yasiin Bey, born Dante Smith and formerly known as Mos Def, said of writing:
“What I take from writers I like is their economy – the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical.”
Don’t be afraid to chop your story down to its essential parts. Maybe when you’re done, somebody will feel something because of those little black symbols you’ve strung together.
When you’ve gotten your work down to its bare and beautiful bones, send it over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.