• Style,  Writing

    3 Reasons to Show Before You Tell

    ‘Show, don’t tell.’ I know you’ve heard it before. It’s one of the first things a writer learns, the cardinal rule, the greatest commandment bestowed on us by the writing gods. So why have I titled this post: 3 Reasons to Show Before You Tell? Because there are times when it is acceptable for a writer to tell and not show. We’ll start to explore that in the next episode of this five-part series of Showing and Telling Made Easy. For now, it’s imperative to know what it means to show and tell in fiction, and why it’s a skill every writer needs to master. So, what does it mean to show and tell? Telling…