I’ve been reading furiously and writing furiously. The great thing about deciding to delve into the long-untapped waters of Sci-Fi and Fantasy is that now I can read WHILE I’m writing my own stuff without being too worried about crosspollination. So I don’t feel so lame.
Anyway, one of the things I’ve read a lot lately in literary criticism is people talking about “Show me VS. Tell Me” and how one is good but the other is extremely horribly awfully bad and is the first thing that will brand you a philistine when it comes to reading your work critically.
The thing is…I don’t know exactly what they mean by show vs. tell. Yes, I’m ignorant. I’ve taken very few creative writing classes in my life. And very few seminars. This seems like something they would talk about in a class or a seminar.
So I am coming to you folks to tell me what is Show Me vs. Tell Me in YOUR mind.