Some day, I want someone to tell me where the advice Show, Don’t Tell came from. I’m pretty sure all during my childhood, I never once said, “Mommy, show me a story.” Until then, I’ll dodge the flack I receive for that comment and do my best to conform to the rules.
With that being said, I’m stocking my Writing Toolbox with the post Show, Don’t Tell: Revealing True Emotion In Dialogue by Angela Ackerman of Writers Helping Writers. Ms. Ackerman supplies five very helpful tips on how to do this. She even goes one better when she responds to the same question asked by another follower and myself. Her example of how to employ her suggestions are detailed yet easily understood.
I believe we can all benefit from this.