Hi all, I have a small problem—or it feels that way, at least. I have a sort of synesthesia that kind of translates the words I read into music, so I tend to think about my writing in terms of this music alone. As a result, my writing takes on an almost Fitzgeraldian musical quality, but without the substance behind it. This isn't a problem per se, but I'm bothered that I struggle to emulate the writing I admire most: journalistic, terse, vigorous writing. It feels like the literary equivalent of using a complex rhyme scheme to convey a scene that could be depicted much more simply. I continue to draft over my writing, and constantly fail at changing my style because I can't understand the writing I admire in terms of music. When I read Hemingway, I feel like I am looking at a collage of simple photographs that come together to make a beautiful, meaningful piece. The problem is that I can't create this sort of thing in my mind; I can't visualize it. Any suggestions? Thanks.