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Writing Advice – What On Earth Do They Mean By ‘Show, Don’t Tell’?

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Just when you think you’re getting the hang of this writing lark, some bright spark looks at your hard crafted piece of literature, still moist from the blood, sweat and tears, and mutters something unequivocally unhelpful such as ‘you know, you really should try to show, rather than tell.’

Excuse me? Show, don’t tell? But look, I’m telling you a story, aren’t I? How do I tell a story if I’m not allowed to tell? How do I show you a ...

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