Show, Don’t Tell, on Twitter

This is such a cool idea. Great advice: Show, don’t tell for Twitter.
So obvious once it’s been pointed out to you. But aren’t all the best ideas like that?

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books From blackberryczech.cz

I have often mentioned the “show, don’t tell” rule in my blog. MMJaye, a regular around here and a great supporter of Indies in her own blog, kindly wrote this guest post for me, tackling the rule from a novel perspective: how to use it when tweeting. Enjoy her excellent post, which, I admit, was an eye-opener for me.

“Show not Tell” on Twitter: a guide to “clickable” tweets

The “show don’t tell” rule has been drummed into every writer’s head. Traditional publishers and editors swear by it. Some Indie authors are less than enthusiastic about it, but, no matter how much you use or respect the rule, you have to admit that it does invest your writing with one major attribute: it becomes evocative.

What surprises me, however, is the fact that although writers accept that “show don’t tell” leads to evocative writing and…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robinhisrael
    Jan 26, 2015 @ 19:58:15

    Thanks for sharing this. I always have difficulty figuring what to say when I tweet!

    Liked by 1 person

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