All posts tagged: veternarian

Write on, Wednesday: Show, Don’t Tell

By Leslie Lindsay One of my “big things” in writer’s group is, “Show, don’t tell.”  If you’re a writer, then I am sure you have heard this before.  Not-so into writing?  Well, then let me explain what this adage really means:  show us [the reader] what your character or scene is like.  Don’t just say, “She wore a pink dress.”  That would be telling.  Instead, spice it up a bit by saying something like, “Her dress sparkled in the sunshine, like a candy-coated pink gumball.”  See the difference?  What else might you be able to liken the color pink to?  A bunny’s nose?  A rose or carnation?  What feels like pink?  What smells like pink?  Go on…get creative. But I am victim to the criticism of telling versus showing, too.  In fact, the other night at writer’s group, I was full as a tick with my “show me more!” comments on my fellow writer’s pages.  Alas, they had similar comments coming my way as well.    I took a look at what they were suggesting and …