Perhaps it’s secondary to the content, the length and the style in philosophical writings is still a dilemma. What are the reasons behind this issue and is there a mold to respect?
Nietzsche wrote in aphorisms and it didn’t make him less of a philosopher. On the contrary, Hegel wrote long essays and it didn’t make him less of a philosopher either.
I enjoy both and I am able to do both but I am more inclined to short concise writings. I guess it has to do with one’s character and personality. As long as it handles a good content, any length is fine to me. It all depends on an analytical approach vs. a synthetical one.
More crucially is to know as a philosopher who is your reader. If the reader is a “professional” philosopher, then long and difficult writing is fine. If the reader is a non-philosopher, then definitely, shorter and simpler writing is required. Added to this, and it goes for any writer, the aim must be clear. Therefore as a philosopher I ask myself: do I want philosophy to be an elite’s occupation or do I want it to be read by the whole world?
When the answer and the objective are clear, the writing’s form, length and style will follow.