If you were to ask most people who have some expertise in writing style what they prefer to read, you would most likely hear that they want “tight” writing.
I’ve never been able to write tightly. I can’t do it.
I’ve given up on that endeavor long ago.
I’ve decided to work harder on clarity instead.
Clarity is the key. If a person cannot understand what you’re writing, it doesn’t matter what your style is.
Perhaps I would be able to write in that tight style if I had a different brain.
For me to have clarity in my writing, I have to use lots of verbage. My rough drafts are always full of extraneous words, but when I go to hacking away at the sentences, I always feel that my syntax starts to confound the reader.
Now, I am good with sentence structure. If you like compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, I’ve got lots of them.
But waiting for me to write like Ernest Hemingway is a bit like waiting for cat to bark.
It ain’t gonna happen.