I’ve a problem with a piece of creative writing advice. Irrational I know but every time I hear it I grind my teeth in frustration. The piece of advice is “Show don’t tell”, I know what is meant by this, Chekhov explains it perfectly in the quote above, but the phrase aargh!
I refuse to use it until all the children in the world ask before bed to be shown a story. Until then storytelling wins every time for me.
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