Show, not tell

Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.

— Mark Twain

My husband and I were just talking about this, how good literature (good art, actually) shows instead of simply telling.

This is Weekly Geeks day 3 of a quote a day. Here’s my quote from day 1, and day 2.


7 responses to “Show, not tell

  1. So true. I think maybe that’s what is wrong with the second Maisie Dobbs.

  2. I was just at some type of book presentation by an author and that is exactly what they said. Show, don’t tell.

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