Daily Archives: 24 November, 2012

Show vs Tell

At the risk of treading already well worn ground here, I thought I’d write about the difference between showing and telling, and why that difference is important. New writers are repeatedly told they need to show instead of tell, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that means you should be drawing a comic or making a TV show instead of writing prose. But showing and telling are about the language we use to build up a picture in the reader’s mind of what is happening, where, and how characters feel about it.

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