Writing Prompt #9

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.

  1. She was nervous.
  2. He was an alcoholic.
  3. The child was ecstatic.
  4. The dog was old.
  5. The room was warm.

Have fun!! Feel free to share what you come up with.







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