Show, Don't Tell

Show, Don't Tell

What does it mean to show rather than tell?

We may know that showing is more powerful than telling, but sometimes it’s difficult to sort out which is which in our own writing. One way to show is to put your character in motion. You can use the way they eat a sandwich, pack their backpack, or wander through a museum to show us everything we need to know about how they feel. In this mini-lesson, we’ll get practical about how to find pesky telling in your writing, and then how to transform those moments into well-crafted scenes that can spring to life in a reader’s mind. Love before-and-after makeover shows? If so, this revision session is for you.

✍🏼 Ready to write?

Use the interactive tool below or download the PDF 👉🏼 to complete the activity.

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