Writing Tip Wednesday: On Showing Or Telling And Internalization?

When writing, it is important to show your readers what is happening rather than tell them. It’s a golden rule of writing. There is one area of showing vs. telling in writing that I hadn’t really thought about, though, and that’s character internalization. I was reading a post on Janice Hardy’s blog that talked about this and thought I would share it with you. She says, ‘When writers worry about showing, not telling, we typically think about the descriptions–the explanations of backstory, infodumps, and the mini-history lessons that “tell” readers what they need to know. But telling can also occur in a character’s internalization.’
She then gives an example of internalization telling, and shows you how to change your internalized telling into showing.
You can read the post here. I found it extremely helpful and encourage you read it.

Happy Writing 🙂

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