how to show, not tell

the fictional journal

Books are like teleport crystals, and that is one of the biggest reasons why people like to read. They want an outlet to another world, to experience another story. They are looking for something immersive. They don’t want to be told the plot of the story; they want to live the story.

Take a look at the sentence – He was angry.

So, what’s wrong with this sentence? Well, this sentence doesn’t paint much of a picture and it fails to make me feel anything as a reader. And that is the core problem with writing which relies too much on telling.

Now think about a favorite book, and why it is a favorite. I bet one of the reasons is because you could easily relate to the book, because you developed a certain bond with the characters, or because you felt a deep connection with the story. Your readers…

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