Writing Tip Wednesday: Show, Don’t Tell

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If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, but there’s a reason that “show, don’t tell” is such a famous piece of writing advice. Chekhov wouldn’t even talk about it without demonstrating it.

What did Chekhov have to say about showing, not telling?

 

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

Anton Chekhov, author of Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters

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