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Show Me, Don’t Tell Me

Why showing is the best way to express how you feel

photo by Shubham Dhage on Unsplash

‘Don’t tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass,’ Anton Chekhov.

Writers are constantly told to show, not tell, aren’t they?

Instead of telling the reader what happens, show them through action and dialogue. This is easier said than done, of course.

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Elaine Hilides

Elaine Hilides

Wellbeing coach from the inside out for over a decade, International Speaker, Author and Online Course creator. And I talk too much. elainehilides.com