show, don’t tell: some good advice

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s a piece of advice often given to young writers, but what does it mean? Here are a couple of links that will help to unravel this mystery.

Showing and Telling: The Basics | This Itch of Writing

Writing Tips: Show, Don’t Tell | Writing Forward


It is important to remember the difference between a scene and exposition. A story needs both. When writing scenes, show, and when writing exposition, tell.

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