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My Favorite Writers on Writing

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Show, Don’t Tell

The common adage to “show” instead of “tell” emerged originally from fiction contexts. In his marvelous book On Moral Fiction, John Gardner imagines a writer using the power of his imagination to give “clarity and richness, or, to put it another way, make the characters, settings, and events seem real.” In one of his marvelous … Read more