To write in this manner is possible, yet not as simple as one might think. I have written many pieces like this, and to say it takes a lot of thought is to minimize my efforts. There are many words in our language that get overused so often that they can become tedious, causing us to lose interest in something we are reading. I have challenged myself to write some things, both articles like this one, as well as some longer pieces just for fun, in order to cut back on overuse of certain common words.
If you listen to commercials on television, radio shows, or even read a short story, it is impossible not to notice how often these words are used. One of my worst "crimes" for overuse has always been "just". As I'm sure you might have noticed, however, I've used that one at least twice, possible more, in this article alone thus far, so obviously I'm not trying to avoid that one. Trying to write without this word causes my mind to work hard and think outside of my little box, trying to find other descriptive words to compensate. Sometimes I sit and work a sentence for quite some time before figuring out a way to say what I want to say. But when it comes down to it, my results turn out much better this way than when I use an over-used word that ends up showing my lazy side more than anything else.
Can anyone figure out which word I am speaking of? If so, try writing a few paragraphs of your own without it, then maybe start another thread writing a few paragraphs without one of your own over-used words and challenge us to figure it out and write our own!