Let’s unpack the “show; don’t tell” rule fellow writers. As word wizards, our job is truth seeking and truth telling. But it can be hard to communicate a thought or an image to the reader without guiding the horse to water, as they say. However, the hallmark of a [great] writer is his or her ability to get the horses to visualize the water for themselves.
Writing is a deeply personal experience that, when done correctly, pulls a lot of you as a creator. You are required to be an archaeologist of your own mind and heart.
A writer’s greatest tool is reading. That’s the first way we learn what we like and what we don’t. So let’s talk about how [great] writers read.
Author. Poet. Mentor….Actor!