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Irresistibly Concise

“I remember when I was a script editor at the BBC, and people would send all sorts of story ideas. And people would write incredibly long screens and you would never have time to read, you’d never understand them, and you’d even need a magnifying glass because they’d typed it so closely.

“So I used to write back saying, ‘I haven’t got time to read your story idea. If you want to make it irresistibly concise to me, then I’ll be able to read and respond.’

“Irresistibly concise. Now that’s good from the point of view of the reader, but it’s also very good from the point of view of the writer.”

~ Douglas Adams from the 2005 documentary Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams