The little calling bell living on the desk in my
library has a cousin called "The Brevity Bell.".
There is a conflict in writing circles between
"Verbosity and Brevity." They are always
trying to control the outcome of writing.
Old Verbosity declares:
"It is imperitive to write an assortment
of gargantion words."
"Construct a massive insurmountable
wall of words for all. A beautiful wall,
the likes of which, that has never
been seen before."
"You need to build a wall of words
for the appreciative reader.
tons of words,
Young Brevity Declares:
"Danger, word shortage.
use less words."
During my writing process,
I ring the calling bell and summon
them in for advice. I ask each to
"A Verbosity Monstrosity."
"Way to go little Buddy. If you
need more time to gather
up more words, don't let me
stop your unquenchable quest."
I wrestle with their advice.
Building The Brevity Bell
The big cousin of the little calling bell is a
sailing ship that sails over the ocean.
Its home port is HayDay Bay at berth 202.
HayDay Bay cannot be found on a Nautical map.
The berth and bay live in the imagination of the