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Show and Tell
I don't much like the look of yours
Compare this passage:
Wading through writers’ anecdotes makes the experience of reading a chore.
with this one:
Yesterday I searched out an article on “Photoshop tips you simply must know”. Now, if you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that I am no Photoshop newbie. I hear you ask “why is an expert like Nemo wasting time hunting down stuff he already knows?” Well, that may be the case, but I believe that even an old dog can learn new tricks. And so, there I was, reading this list of Photoshop tips. Except that… it wasn’t just a list of tips. The author seemed to want to tell me their whole life story before I’d even reached the first tip, which was - get this - five paragraphs in!!! So the take home is: if you’re writing something, and you want me to actually read it, stick to the point!
Sometimes “show don’t tell” does not mean what they think it means.
Thank you to everyone who supported King Arthur vs Devil Kitty. The book will be published in December.
I will soon be launching another Kickstarter campaign: Imagine if, in 1987, instead of picking Sylvester McCoy for the role of Doctor Who the BBC had opted for Sylvester’s mentor, Ken Campbell. You can stop imagining now, because this actually happened in the universe next door. Find out more in the Lost Doctor Christmas Annual 2023, coming to Kickstarter imminently.