Thomas says her students soon learn there’s nowhere to hide in three-word sentences. “You discover that you can’t include everything, but half of writing is deciding what to leave out. Learning what to leave out is not the same thing as putting in only what’s important. Sometimes it’s what you’re not saying that gives a piece its shape.”
Take any ten years of your life; reduce them to two pages, and every sentence has to be three words long. Example: He was cute. I was clueless. It seemed right.