Woe to the author determined to teach!
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out. ~~ Voltaire
I could tell you everything about this picture, but the picture speaks for itself.
My hand is raised. I am guilty of putting too much into my writing -- too many adjectives and adverbs, too much explanation, too many answers.
I'm finally understanding this quote and am just beginning to apply it. Leave out just enough to make your readers want to read on, and leave out just enough to make them question and learn (on their own) from your writing.
It's hard to do. We want to tell it all, but we don't need to. Sometimes I think we underestimate our readers. They will see beyond the gaps we intentionally write into our stories and will find them more interesting due to the challenges we present.
Let them think!!!