Seven words drop us into the action. Sprinkle exposition with the next six. Narrow in on a few details; figurative language reigns. Hyphenating and wordsmithing neologisms condenses ideas matter-of-factly.
“Dialogue can help,” she advised.
Leave space for inferring.
The last seven words resolve the story.
If any idea doesn’t fit,
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