Some months ago there was an entry about keeping things simple. Last week I sent few emails with Scott Miller about a possible interview. I asked whether he would be interested in answering to few questions.
He replied: Sure. Nothing else in the email, just simple & right-to-the-point answer that he could do it.
I found this reply brilliant. I sometimes tend to start talking and writing unnecessary things, and simply asking the other person to listen more than is necessary. Sometimes I simply could talk and write much shorter, like when I have something really important to say.
That’s why the reply from Scott really hit me. One word answer, and that’s it.
But – once again – that doesn’t mean one should always answer briefly. There’s room for not so official talk, and sometimes short answers might offend someone.
It’s okay to use common sense, sure.
P.S. Scott Miller’s interview will be online tomorrow, be sure to check gameproducer.net then…