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Monday, December 9, 2013

Trust Your Readers

I blog over at Writers on the Move, and today's post is the first in a series about the importance of trusting your readers.  Part one:  the danger of showing and then telling. 

Telling:
He was angry.

Showing:
He slammed his fist against the table, stood up, and threw the telephone at the wall so hard the paint chipped.  

Showing and then telling:
He slammed his fist against the table, stood up, and threw the telephone at the wall so hard the paint chipped.  He was angry.  .
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Give your reader some credit for figuring it out.  For more examples and advice, check out my post.  

If you're a writer, Writers on the Move has a lot of great information on writing, publishing, and marketing.  

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