Aug 28, 2017

"Show not tell"

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How do you show and not tell? It usually ends up being "told" and not "shown".

Aug 28, 2017

Hi! So, the key to "showing" is using character action and/or facial expressions. Instead of saying "The news broke her heart," describe her body language when she hears the news. Do her shoulders slump? Does her mouth twist as she fights back tears? Do her hands shake? Does she stumble and have to grab the table to support herself? Those are all SHOWING. Hope that helps!

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