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Q&A Why are writers so hung up on "show versus tell"?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Richard Stanzak‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you use showing in animal fantasy?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by johnny‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should you "Show, Don't Tell" when your character is recounting events?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Dan Hanly‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is straight-up writing someone's opinions telling?

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by A. Kvåle‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Delivering sarcasm

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by AGirlHasNoName‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Making him into a bully (how to show mild violence)

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Cyn‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Describing something that doesn't exist [closed]

5 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Aspen the Artist and Author‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Working with hints/clues - Show vs Tell vs Nothing -ish

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by storbror‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any guidelines for writing a fiction story in a non-fiction style?

1 answer  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Chaotic‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it okay to include world-building facts by "telling" instead of "showing"?

4 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Klara Raškaj‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Recounting events in dialogue

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Llewellyn‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I show and not tell a backstory? [closed]

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by codeNewbie‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I write "Show, Don't Tell" as a person with Asperger Syndrome?

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Realdeo‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I "tell" my exposition or give it through dialogue?

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by A. Kvåle‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you describe sentimental human physical interactions?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Benjamin‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to show the same emotion multiple times?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Lymaba‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to write about characters and places you aren't personally familiar with?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by user31307‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to show a character being bored for multiple chapters without boring the reader

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by DPT‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is Jaime Lannister a "telling not showing" example?

2 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by IamVeryCuriousIndeed‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to present details about the setting in a fantasy world without telling? [closed]

2 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Chaotic‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you show character reactions without making them do something physically that is unrealistic?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Mugen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to make the villain's motives understandable if his logic is flawed?

0 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Yuuza‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I convey that a relationship is platonic?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Belgabad‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to express Nihilism without explicitly stating it? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is inner monologue a bad way to show character traits?

4 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Allan Smithy‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is show not tell less useful advice in first person

4 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Andrey‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How would a mature teenager behave?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by iiRosie1‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I show the confusion my character feels?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by dngr193‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How much dialogue in a first date scene?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Claudia Pascali‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A At what point do you draw the line of showing, and not telling, or vice versa?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Klara Raškaj‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tactfully inform readers of differences in the book world to the real world?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Better Ways of Showing Fear

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Nicole Skye‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How can you show that a character is feeling amazing?

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Himmators‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing my Watson trope

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Brereton‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What does Show don't Tell actually mean

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What are ways to "Show, don't tell" without simply listing bodily actions?

3 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by user8727‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing techniques or exercises to improve ability to show rather than tell?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Steven Drennon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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