Show & (not) Tell.
This is a fun game to play when I’m writing or editing. (Okay, maybe not exactly fun, but definitely interesting and often a challenge.) I’m taking a Fiction Writing Workshop class online through my degree program, and this week we’ve broached the “show, don’t tell” subject. This is something I will happily admit that I need help with.
Take a look at each of these sentences, then rewrite them with new words, paying attention to sensory and imagery to get the point across.
- She was nervous.
- He was an alcoholic.
- The child was ecstatic.
- The dog was old.
- The room was warm.
Have fun!! Feel free to share what you come up with.