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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.
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