Some people make fun of Twitter because trying to get your point across in 140 characters is tough.
Tough, but not impossible.
Good writing is spare, vivid and precise. I admire the Wall Street Journal. It's hard to edit their articles because the writing is already so clean. There is nothing superfluous.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said it better than I can:
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”