The best writing should be like the light in the desert.
- Sharpness that verges on the hyperreal
- Clarity in the relationship between foreground and background
- Wide perspective and intense focus on every nook and nuance of a topic
- No detail beyond what is vividly and presently there
Strive for these goals in the framing of a topic, the choice of detail, and the deliberate use of grammar and syntax. Just like the sun in the desert, only illuminate what’s there.