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As many of you know, I have taken up creative writing as a hobby. I've been drawn to the power of words.

 

There's a concept writers use to describe effective fiction writing: show, don't tell. There are many examples of this idea. Instead of writing Jill walked down the street, I might write Jill's reflection bounced off store front windows in the early morning light. I'm not saying she's walking, but you might get the sense that she is. I will sometimes try to show instead of tell in my forum posts too, but often it's not that simple. Usually we want to be succinct and get to the point.

 

This morning I stumbled across a little video which illustrates the power of this concept. Enjoy!

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