The manuscript I'm working on doesn't have a ton of dialogue. I would consider it a plot driven story similar to Cormac McCarthy's work, which is a major influence on my writing style. When I write, my sentence structure can be described as brief, clear, concise and to the point, which some people have told me creates an easy to read and simple book. When I try to expand my sentences I'm told they run for to long and need to be shortened to the clear concise format described above. Is there any right or wrong answer here? Or am I just over thinking this problem?