What does it mean to show rather than tell? Honestly, we all know showing is more powerful than telling, but sometimes it’s difficult to sort out which is which in your own writing. One way to show is to put your character in motion. You can use the way they eat a sandwich, pack their backpack, or wander through a museum to show us everything we need to know about how they feel. In this mini-lesson, we’ll get practical about how to find pesky telling in your writing, and then how to transform those moments into well-crafted scenes that can spring to life in a reader’s mind. Love before-and-after makeover shows? If so, this revision session is for you. Use the interactive writing tool below or download and print the PDF to get started.

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Try this interactive writing activity!

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