K.M. Weiland — a fighter, a writer, and the award-winning internationally published author of the bestselling books Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel — has some opinions about achieving a lean, lyrical style. It’s an art form all its own, she says, just ask Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy. But, she says, authors need to be aware of the difference between lean prose and choppy prose — and learn to avoid the latter.
She uses about 600 well-chosen words to make her point. Click here to check it out.