You’ve probably heard the phrase “show don’t tell” before.
It’s easy to say, but what does it really mean?
I’ve worked with many writers, and I’m convinced that there are those who think visually—or to be more accurate, sensually, and those who think more in terms of telling facts—and linking them one-by-one. I think it’s the way we’re built, at least the way we’re naturally inclined, and it comes out on the page. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn the skill of writing using the character’s senses.
But, why should you? Why should we care about the difference?
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The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Arcs and the Plot
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Show Don’t Tell
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Self-Editing Your Work