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The Book Mechanic

What “Show, Don’t Tell” Actually Means

And why writers struggle with it

Writing blogs are full of advice, and sometimes the worst thing about them is that the advice they give isn’t always the best. Other times, the advice is good, but they don’t know the reasoning behind why it’s good — they simply pass it along and repeat the same thing, only louder, when someone digs deeper to inquire about it.



Down-and-dirty growth strategies for commercial writers and creators, with a blue collar work ethic, and a no-nonsense voice.

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Lynda Dietz

Copyeditor. Grammar thug in the nicest, kindest way. I’m not scary, even for an editor. Find me at