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Show, Don’t Tell

One of the most-often stated maxims of writing instruction is “Show, don’t tell.”

For example, instead of telling me that a particular culinary repast was delicious, describe it in such terms that I see and taste it in my own imagination and then reach that conclusion on my own. After all, a conclusion reached on one’s own is more real, more lasting that a conclusion that someone else reaches and dictates.

He showed me!

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