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The Phoenix Rises Again
Britomartis-the-Valiant

Telling versus showing

Something they don't teach until the advanced editing/writing classes: sometimes telling is better than showing, usually when a scene can be summed up or just plain omitted. One doesn't need to show a morning routine, just tell the reader it happened (most of the time).

True enough- narrative summary can be very useful. The novice, however, tends to rely altogether too much on it. razz
Britomartis-the-Valiant
The Phoenix Rises Again
Britomartis-the-Valiant

Telling versus showing

Something they don't teach until the advanced editing/writing classes: sometimes telling is better than showing, usually when a scene can be summed up or just plain omitted. One doesn't need to show a morning routine, just tell the reader it happened (most of the time).

True enough- narrative summary can be very useful. The novice, however, tends to rely altogether too much on it. razz

Indeed. Basics first.

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