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  1. Phoenix Raven

    Show and tell

    Sometimes I will use a tell when the action or thing seems redundant. One example is when I have my character walk up to a farm house. Sure I can describe the house in detail and say the land was carefully seeded with tall stalks of corn, but we all know what a farm is and describing the farm...
  2. L

    Bad dialogue? (Telling instead of showing)

    In one of my novels, there's a part in which a character accuses another of wanting to hide their weakness by acting tough. They are supposed not to get along with each other, and that kind of comment is expected from the character who says it, and I really want it there, but do you think it...
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