An excellent and concise piece about one of the important elements of good writing. Also, I appreciate Ryan remembered to say that sometimes you DO have to tell. A lot of people forget that when they make this sort of advice.
If there was one piece of writing advice I disliked most as a new writer, it certainly was “Show, don’t tell.” Initially, I had no idea what it meant. Self-help writing blogs often toss this phrase around without examples. I even had a critique done on my writing once, and the person critiquing said this phrase several times but offered no help on what showing actually meant.
Finally, I stumbled upon a quote that changed my outlook on writing forever.
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