Wan Phing Lim

Writer . Editor . Author

Show, don’t tell

Fiction is a game of two players.
Transport your readers to another world.
Forge an emotional link with them.
Dramatise, dramatise, dramatise.
Don’t just tell the facts.
Give your readers room to imagine.
Let them instantly visualise.
Not intelligently understand.
Use sensory information.
Describe a feeling.
Don’t mention it.
Be specific, not vague.
Use simile and metaphors.
“The moon is shining” versus
“There is a glint on the broken glass”.
Build up those images.
And let the story tell itself.
Writing is first and foremost CRAFT.
And manipulation of words.
Showing, not telling, is the writer’s job.

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