Mark Twain said,”Don’t say the old lady screamed, bring her on and let her scream.”
“It was near midnight so I went out and moved my car into the driveway.”
I’m fond of telling people that when you’re writing, you always show and never tell what is happening. The statement above is telling, not showing. It tells every boring detail of a boring event in a brief and concise way.
And there is no picture in your mind, or not much of one. Someone put their car into the driveway, because it’s not supposed to be on the street after midnight. I’m yawning now. And I wrote it. [Read more…]