Show vs Tell: a writing experiment

A good read.


“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”


“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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