This is part 2 of a 4 part series on Show, Don’t Tell. Today, we discuss using action to help turn scenes that only “tell” into scenes that show. Some concepts are repeated a bit from last time because I’m trying to create videos that can stand alone. Also, noticing that the backdrop needs ironing. I have to film, edit, and upload during my daughter’s 2 hour nap, so…. choices.
Today we cover three ways to use action to show instead of tell innyour writing:
- Using action to show emotions
- Using action to show and enhance relationships between your characters
- Using action to enhance your action scenes; a good reminder to really describe the gritty details.
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