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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Posting the first Wednesday of every month YOU can sign up HERE to find out more about the purpose of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh.

In an effort to keep these posts short and sweet, I'll be sharing an appropriate quote. 

Anton Chekhov 1904
Anton Chekhov said:

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

It's the old show don't tell battle, the one we've heard over and over again.

But doesn't that sentence explain it in the simplest way?

Practice writing showing sentences.

As I waded along the shore, the foam was iridescent, flowering around my ankles.

Your turn. Share a showing sentence in the comments and be inspired.


  1. Wisps of steam rose from the main dish.

  2. His nose was struck with memories of Yellowstone Park and he gagged.
    Sorry, best I can do.

  3. You're so right, that quote explains 'Show, don't tell' in a nutshell.

  4. What I want to know is why was the glass broken? Was someone mad? Is the house he in run down? Am I being difficult? (Yes, yes I am. ^_~) It is a great quote that is great for showing how to show and not tell.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine (Cohost for June)~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  5. Hey Bish,

    Your line is fine and I'm here, just in time.

    Outside yon window, did I hear the roaring creek below, or did I flow of thoughts in my dreamlike state?

    Gary :)

  6. I love that quote from Chekov. I wish it were as easy as he makes it out to be. I love your showing sentence, especially the use of flowering! Have a great week!

  7. Excellent sentences. I love them both.


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