Having problems telling and not showing. Read this post from the fabulous Margie Lawson
Margie Lawson is back with another can’t miss blog! AND, a giveaway. Read on!
They know SHOW DON’T TELL the same way they know i before e except after c.
Applying SHOW DON’T TELL is tougher than it seems. It’s one of Barbara Kingsolver’s Top Five Rules for Writing Fiction.
Show, don’t tell. Everybody knows this rule, and most of us still break it in every first draft.
I don’t care if you TELL in your first draft. I care if you TELL in a polished draft, or in print.
I see way too much TELLING in assignments posted to my classes. And sometimes the writers can’t see the problem.
One way to learn the power of SHOW DON’T TELL, is to look at a sentence and ask yourself, “What’s the Visual?”
I’ll share a few BEFORE…
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