This month I received a comment from one of my amazing editors saying that she loved how I could say so much in so few words. She was referring to alterations she suggested to strengthen the story, but it made me think. My style is to say more with less. That's me.
I'm not one for books with lengthy descriptions or long, drawn-out explanations. I don't want to insult my readers by spelling everything out for them. So I try to say more with less. Honestly, I learned this writing short fiction because I was constantly having to tell full stories within small word counts. I guess that carried over into my novel writing.
I admit that books with lengthy paragraphs of narration scare me. I shy away from them and prefer more white space on the page. Maybe that too contributes to my "less is more" attitude.
What about you? Do you prefer when authors can say a lot in fewer words or do like more lengthy descriptions?