Write concise. Write brief. Write succinct, curt and terse.
Write as if you have to pay for every single single word you use. Never let your love of words get in the way of the story. Focus on what is happening. Be frugal with your words and the reader will thank you. If you've done your job well she'll even forget she's reading because she'll be living the story and experiencing the action with the protagonist.
Do you skip over the verbose parts of a story? Have you ever stopped reading a book because of an author's long-winded tendencies?
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