Archive for June, 2012

A Demonstration of “Show, Don’t Tell” with Emily Carroll’s “His Face All Red”

One of the keys behind good writing is “show, don’t tell.” The difference between “showing” and “telling” itself can be hard to tell, but it creates the difference between engaging storytelling and mechanical plot description. Implied action and emotion can go a long way. Saying, “It was very scary” will let the reader know on […]

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