Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Show - Don't Tell

Hopefully my fellow Melt-Ink Potter won't mind me jumping in for a quick second post this week. One of the blogs I read is Magical Words, which is done by a host of authors (Faith Hunter, C.E. Murphy, Mindy Klasky, etc etc). Today's post on the blog is by Faith Hunter and entitled "Show, Don't Tell - Conveying Emotion".

In the post, she gives us a scene with too much telling, a better version of the scene and then breaks down how it was done without telling the reader what the character was feeling. Regardless of what genre you write, this is an excellent post and highly recommend that you go check it out.

Show Don't Tell - Conveying Emotions


Colleen M. said...

That was a really great post - thanks for sharing :)