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How to Decide When to Show and Tell by Sandy Vaile

Deciding when to show and when to tell We know “show don’t tell” is a vital concept because it is constantly drilled into writers, but the truth is, the application is subtle, and therefore often difficult. How the heck do you decide which technique is most appropriate in each instance? Well, I’m going to provide …
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Show Don’t Tell is a Layer Cake by Sandy Vaile

I’m Sandy Vaile, a romantic-suspense writer who was a chef in a past life, hence all the food analogies in my workshops. Everyone has heard the “show don’t tell” adage, but it’s not always an easy thing to understand and apply to your own work. It is often confusing, because it’s riddled with contradictions and …