Archives for the Holidays: Show, don’t tell: what it means

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I’m feeling better for the first time in five days! How are you?

To stay on top of the Christmas cheer, I’m posting some of my favorite posts from the archives. This one was originally posted on October 7, 2011.

It’s the first rule of writing. We hear it all the time. In fact, it’s almost all we hear. Over and over again, they tell us…

Show, don’t tell.

Show; don’t tell.

Show! Don’t tell!

In the name of all that’s good, what the heck does that mean???

Find out >>

About Stephanie Orges

Stephanie is an award-winning copywriter, aspiring novelist, and barely passable ukulele player. Here, she offers writing prompts, tips, and moderate-to-deep philosophical discussions. You can also find her on and Pinterest.

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3 Comments

  1. Glad to hear you are better! No being sick over the holidays. I forbid it.

    I have taken a dive into the deep end of the nerd pool and am ranting about Tolkien’s Dwarves on my blog. Now that’s the stuff of holiday cheer, no? 😉

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