Show, Don’t Tell

  What does the most common advice dished out to writers - Show, Don't Tell Your Reader - actually mean?     What Movies and Good Writing Have in Common Movies show. They use scenes. They present characters who talk and react to each other, in a particular setting with a backdrop. Movies give us images, and these pictures instantly captivate viewers. So should your writing. We need to see your characters acting out the plot, not be told about them. So as you stare at your