BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Fred East reveals why Show Don’t Tell is good advice…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

If you tell the reader that Bull Beezley is a brutal-faced, loose-lipped bully, with snake’s blood in his veins, the reader’s reaction may be, ‘Oh, yeah!’ But if you show the reader Bull Beezley raking the bloodied flanks of his weary, sweat-encrusted pony, and flogging the tottering, red-eyed animal with a quirt, or have him booting in the protruding ribs of a starved mongrel and, boy, the reader believes!
Fred East (aka Tom West)

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

2 comments on “Fred East reveals why Show Don’t Tell is good advice…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Rae Longest
    July 9, 2020

    Excellent!

  2. Rae Longest
    July 9, 2020

    Reblogged this on Literacy and Me.

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