Recently, I've been experimenting with new ways to write sentences, and I came out with the following:
I'll write very short and simple ones describing what's happening in the scene.
After I'm done, I'll try to connect them and add/remove things from them.
(I think I took it from an answer from this site long time ago).
I walked past a small stream. I went up some stone steps. I finally reached where the red dot was. I realized it wasn't a red dot. I realized it wasn't floating. It was a knit cap. It was on someone's head. That someone was a girl. The girl was wearing a white sweater, gloves, and a plaid skirt.
I walked past a little stream and went up some stone steps, then kept going straight, until I finally reached where the red dot was. Except it wasn't a red dot. And it wasn't floating. It was a knit cap, and it was on some girl's head. The girl wore a white sweater, wool gloves, and a plaid skirt that reached just below the knee.
I've spotted two advantages so far:
I'm less likely to get stuck and wonder how to write the next sentence.
I'm "improving" sentences instead of "fixing." That means it would be OK if I leave a sentence without editing.
This is very different from my way of writing. Where I write everything that's in my mind without caring about grammar and whether things make sense or not.
Does this writing technique have a name? Is it commonly used? What are its biggest disadvantages?