scrimpness

scrimpness

(ˈskrɪmpnəs)
n
sparingness
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Writers today in their scrimpness are either too busy writing a book a year--"playing every tournament," as one novelist I know put it--or, perhaps more commonly, conceiving ideas for books solely with film possibilities in mind, forcing them, for their mixed and, I feel unholy, ambitions, to avoid rhetoric of any kind.