Show vs Tell: a writing experiment

A good read.

kirstwrites

“Show, don’t tell” is a piece of advice often given to creative writers. It’s the difference between:

“The novice writer sighed gloomily, as she picked up her red pen, and prepared to cull adverbs”

and:

“No, crap, it’s all crap!” she hissed, hurling another piece of crumpled paper towards the bin.”

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4 thoughts on “Show vs Tell: a writing experiment

  1. I think every writer has their own style and there’s a name for each one individually. I don’t like being told what to show or tell because my writing voice and style is uniquely my own. I love that about my work. :o)

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