Show not tell – the best explanation yet

As a writer, this mantra is drummed into you repeatedly and I often find myself the one doing the drumming these days.

I’m reading Chuck Palahniuk’s book on writing, Consider This (available as a pdf I just discovered), and he has THE BEST explanation of ‘show not tell’ I’ve found:

You may not dictate emotion.
Your job is to create the situation that generates the desired emotion in your reader.

Simple, huh?

Download the pdf now!

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