When I talk I have a tendency

To be long-winded and wordy

Even when there’s little to say I cannot condense

What I mean into a single sentence

I am working on being more aware

Of my verbosity, choosing words with care..


I’m quite the opposite while writing though

My loquaciousness in writing does not show

Brevity is what I want, I am quite concise

I trim down my writing each time I revise

Why use six words when two would be

Enough to capture the gist completely


I am trying to find the reason for this difference

I am trained to write in scientific terminology, hence

I have learnt to write within word limits and constraints

Perhaps that explains my brevity and restraint

When I write- whereas when something similar I say

I want it to be interesting, so I embellish it my way


Neither too succinct nor too verbose

The gap between speaking and writing I try to close

Using fewer words to express

A thought is better than using excess

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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