November 27, 2010 11:54 AM Subscribe
How to Be Concise When Writing Personal Messages/e-mails?
posted by easilyconfused to writing & language (21 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I find myself often rambling (I'm really a talker) and I really have a lot to relate to.
Usually, after I finishing relating, I try to balance my content with more feedback and follow-up questions.
Some people (e.g.: my darling Lit. Major friends) would reply pretty much similar in length, or slightly shorter. Some other people, I think they find lengthiness very off-putting.
I don't want to be inconsiderate of other people's time as I understand it truly requires a lot of effort in reading longer letters. I try to shorten paragraphs sometimes but it fails frequently.
Do you like longer letters or shorter letters?
Do you worry about the length of your content?
What can i do to keep it short and sweet but not curt?