Showing vs. Telling


Reblogged from A Writer’s Path
Great advice on showing not telling.

A Writer's Path

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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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About Ethel Lewis

Born in Dallas, Texas in 1948 "Texan born and Texan bred." Currently live in Galveston, Texas. I share my home with my four friends and companions---all of which have four legs and very furry bodies. Two cats, two dogs. What's that old expression? "Jack of all trades, master of none." That pretty well describes me. Earned a living grooming dogs and cats for thirty years, drove an eighteen-wheeler for nearly ten years. Raised two wonderful children, a son and a daughter--both now grown, have 5 grand-kids, and 2 great-grand-kids. Love 'em all. I recently retired, and am excited to finally find the time to do what I enjoy doing most - Writing the stories and telling the tales, born in my imagination...
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2 Responses to Showing vs. Telling

  1. My favourite to my students, Ethel is : ‘Mary didn’t like her neighbour.’ v ‘Mary gritted her teeth when she opened the door ans saw it was her neighbour’

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    • Ethel Lewis says:

      I like that one, too, Judith. Thanks for sharing.
      I find myself learning so much every day, from reading other writer’s blogs.
      So many helpful things to keep an eye out for. And hopefully, too, to keep me on my toes as I’m working on my current work in progress.

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