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Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:31 pm
by MatthewTM

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:05 am
by James A. Ritchie

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:31 pm
by Ultimate Cheapskate
I don't know whether it's "telling" or "showing," but I like using similes, metaphors, and analogies (in moderation, of course) to describe things to readers in a way that actively engages their imagination. For example,from one of my books: “She looked like an aged Sinead O’Connor who wandered into a western wear store that happened to have a tattoo parlor in the back.” I like to challenge readers to paint their own version of the picture in their mind, rather than give them all of the details, and I find these devices useful in doing so.

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:42 pm
by MatthewTM

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:29 pm
by James A. Ritchie

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:20 pm
by onceuponwednesday

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:18 pm
by DrG2

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:23 pm
by DrG2

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:41 am
by updog

Re: Give us Telling and Let us Fix it

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:20 am
by Ultimate Cheapskate