Here are the two states in which you may exist: person who writes, or person who does not. If you write: you are a writer. If you do not write: you are not. Aspiring is a meaningless null state that romanticizes Not Writing. It’s as ludicrous as saying, “I aspire to pick up that piece of paper that fell on the floor.” You learn to write by writing. -Chuck Wendig
Please don’t include the phrase, “I’ll keep this brief,” in your remarks. Please don’t quote Robert Browning or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at us. If less is more, just give us less, not an explanation. Say what you need to say, then leave. Less is actually more, and the length of your speech or your document has nothing at all to do with your impact or your status. -Seth Godin
Give yourself permission to be brief when you need to be brief.
Conversely, give yourself permission to be lengthy when you need to be lengthy.
Whatever you do, however, please don’t make the mistake of refusing to give yourself permission to write anything just because you fear being too brief or too lengthy.
It’s better to write too little or too much than to write nothing at all.
“Too little” can be used as a foundation for more.
“Too much” can be edited and sized down to what is essential.
Nothing? Well, you can do nothing with nothing.
At least write something. It may not be the end-all/be-all of literary excellence, but you can always build on something.