As a writer, I admire photographers and poets. They have the ability to distill meaning and stories into a single frame or page. Some poets need only a few lines to draw an image in your mind that is so crisp.
As a writer, there is pressure to get as many words on the page as possible, so that when it comes time to edit, you have words to lose.
But sometimes it doesn't matter how many words you write or speak, the message is still unclear. Sometimes a single frame can capture what you're feeling deep inside...
There are authors I love for their scarce prose - Maxence Fermine ('Snow' and 'The Bee Keeper'), Tara June Winch ('Swallow the Air'), Nerida Newton ('The Lambing Flat') and Patrick Cullen ('What Came Between').
With a lean style comes a raw honesty, because all the superfluous words have been stripped away.
I hope that digital publishing sees a return to the shorter writing forms - short stories, novellas - and perhaps new forms of writing that take advantage of the opportunities that the digital space offers.
You can follow me on Instagram @findingacorns to discover my visual stories. Here's a sneak peek...