The phrase “showing vs. telling” has been uttered thousand of times by writers and industry professionals alike. But what does it actually mean? And why, oh why does it so often lead to automatic rejections from literary agents?
Writing a book, like any other skill in life, is one that is honed and perfected through practice. That means not only editing many copies of your first manuscript but also writing new manuscripts—and many new ones at that.
If telling (vs. showing) is something you struggle with, you are not alone. In fact, most new writers struggle with mastering this skill.
But what is showing vs. telling? Learn the difference between the two, how to show more in your writing, exceptions to the rule, and where information dumps factor in in Meg’s article featured in SavvyAuthors.
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