I thought I did this well in my writing, but according to the feedback I received from an editor, I actually do the opposite. So, that sent me on a quest to find out exactly what I was doing wrong. Here’s the best advice on how to make sure you’re not doing what I did.
It’s a blog post by editor Kate Foster and she discusses how many blogs are out there dedicated to this topic. She’s right. There are a gazillion of them. However, she enlightens us with some excellent “code” words that show us exactly how we show or how we tell. In addition she explains how to show with examples and by doing the following; “…show…them [the reader] through facial expression, body language and inner thought…”
I’ve been using this advice to catch my “telling” errors and I hope it works for you too.