1. Take yourself to a place you might use for a setting in one of your stories, essays, or poems.

2. In at least one hundred words, describe the setting in all its detail. (describe it in too much detail)

3. Now reduce the setting description to a single sentence, no more than seven words. (describing it in too little detail)

4. Now describe the setting in as few words as it takes to retain the trance-inducing qualities, more than seven and less than a hundred. (Describe it in just the right amount of detail)


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