Friday, 31 December 2010

Show, Don't Tell!

Show, don't tell!" is a rule many writers understand.

This means if you're describing a happy person, don't just say "he is happy"; show how happy he is by the things he does and says, and how he carries himself.

I believe anyone can have nice and lofty ideas but can you show how these ideas are made manifest in your every day experience?

As Eliza Dolittle, a character from the musical My Fair Lady once sang to her admirer, Freddy: "If you're in love, show me!"

No more flowery words please! I wish to see evidence, greater demonstrations, of your lovely words in action right here and now.

Prove to me that your "spiritual" ideals are true and you're not just blowing hot air!

Show, don't tell!


Related articles: How Can Life Be Magical?; Why I Believe in Backing Things Up; Calling All Superbeings; Too Hot to Handle; As Light as a Feather; Practical Spirituality; Nice words and so what?