My Golden Rules to ‘Show Don’t Tell’

Show don’t tell is one of the most relevant writing techniques, it confers quality to the texts and involves the readers, it grabs them.

What is Show don’t tell?

But the good news is, once you understand it and use it, there’s no going back: your writing will include it, intuitively.

The writer, Anton CheKhov, defined Show don’t tell like this:

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on the broken glass.

The difference between Show and Tell

The difference between show and tell is that, show invokes on the reader a mental image of the scene/emotion, while tell is a statement of an action/emotion.





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