I have to run off to Home Church so I can’t stay and post. I will, however, offer you this interesting quote from this neat little book I picked up:
Fighting Words: Writers Lambast Other Writers.
Take Hemingway. People always think that the reason he’s easy to read is that he is concise. He isn’t. I hate conciseness – it’s to difficult. The reason Hemingway is easy to read is that he repeats himself all the time, using “and” for padding.
– Tom Wolfe, on Ernest Hemingway