I can’t write stories that create landscapes of the mind. I don’t have a need to open up the soul of my characters with prolonged descriptions of their thoughts, their motives and their states of mind.
I believe in dialogue and the unspoken words that linger between the lines. I don’t like to read that somebody is angry, I don’t want to write what somebody is feeling. I want the readers to find out for themselves. I want to do the same –enjoy the sensation of realizing something that hasn’t been written in the book I hold in my hand.
Of course my realizations aren’t necessarily the same as the writer has meant it to be, but that doesn’t matter. The same goes when someone, who reads my story, finds meanings of which I hadn’t a clue while writing the text.
The joy of finding. In writing and in reading. That’s important for me and that’s why I believe in a minimum amount of words when telling a story.