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Dec. 18th, 2006 @ 04:54 pm showing vs. telling
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From:starbuckx
Date:December 18th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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As a new writer, that's one of the most usual comments, that's for sure. And, although I usually write first person POV where it doesn't come into play as much, because you're inside the character's head, when you're writing in third person, it IS, really important.

I can't say that I look for it, as in I will stop reading a story that does it too often, but I tend to like sentences that click, and things that sound pretty, so usually I try to write like that too, and that implies keeping 'Show, don't tell', very much present.

It's a very good advice for writers, but it can get to be too much at times. Yes, show, don't tell, but you don't have to show EVERYTHING!