show me, don't tell me.
it's one of the biggest rules in writing and one of the most difficult to execute. i just finished a major round of edits on THE OFFERING...
and my amazing and wonderful CP challenged me (at my request) and in all the good ways us writer's need to be challenged in order to produce something REAL.
but those words kept coming up...show me. show me. show me.
i could explain how my MC was feeling in an email or in my rambling mind, but that's still telling isn't it. SHOWING, now that's a whole other monster.
in the end i got there. i still have much to learn, but really getting under my MC's skin, into her head(and with some great CP suggestions), made all the difference.
how do you show and not tell?
what do you do to get to know your characters?
do share, because i'm up for anything :)
*oh and a side note from my last IWSG post, i submitted a short story to the blog in the post and mine was chosen! fiction femme fatale blog.
**thanks to alex cavanaugh for starting the insecure writers support group!