With 10 stories and just 190 pages, The Pain Tree is the work of a master craftswoman, free of wasted words
or unnecessary adornment.
There are no awkward pauses or wasted words
. She loves to communicate, as she writes, blogs and even self-published 52 Weeks of Inspiration + Writing Prompts.
The text is equally spare, with no wasted words
as it explores real and fantasy bravery.
"It would simply be wasted words
if the courts didn't act on the warnings that were given."
George Economou has said that the two most important features of a translation are "compression and economy of diction" and "linguistic accuracy" and that "a poem with no wasted words
can only begin to be justly represented in another language by a poem with no wasted words
." He has now presented us a new translation of C.
The idea was for the album to be more stripped back than its predecessor, with no wasted words
or musical interludes.
In genres such as romance, science fiction, Westerns, and fantasy, though, readers still seek that apex of urgency, that payoff in sex or violence, and the corollary seems to be that after the boom or the bang, all else is wasted words
. Following up on the sexual metaphor that underlies the word climax, the denouement of a story is cuddling and conversation, and who wants to stick around for that?