Show, Don’t Tell:
If you are writing fiction then you have probably heard this term many times before, but for my ‘show, don’t tell’ posts – I have broken the analysis up into three parts, so as to slowly describe the technique.
In writing (both fiction and non-fiction) the addition of a few simple details, such as by adding feelings or thoughts, you can greatly develop a sentence. Thus giving it depth to draw in the reader and to clearly express yourself.
I started below by randomly writing a simple sentence and then by giving it a little thought I developed it and wrote the second sentence.
- The boy walked down the street towards his grandmother’s house.
- The boy, dragging his feet along the pavement, approached his grandmother’s house with sweaty palms and trepidation, for the fear of kisses and ruffled hair was increasing with each step.