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Show, don’t tell.

http://writerswrite.co.za/five-incredibly-simple-ways-to-help-writers-show-and-not-tell

There are some great examples in this article, be sure to check them out! 

~Kaw

What can you do to make sure you Show and not Tell?

  1. Choose a viewpoint character: It is easier if you are experiencing the scene as one character. You can even try writing a scene in first person if this is hard for you. Use it as practice. You can change the viewpoint later if needed.
  2. Use the senses: Write a list of what your character sees, hears, feels, touches and tastes. Then write about it without using the words see, hear, feel, touch and taste.
  3. Be specific: The more specific you are with your descriptions and actions the easier it will become to show.
  4. Avoid these ‘telling’words: is, are, was, were, have, had. (more telling words to avoid)
  5. Dialogue: This is one of the simplest tools to use. The moment your characters start talking, showing becomes easier.

Happy showing.

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