If you've read my running blog, Running Moose, you know I love good quotes. This one popped up on the 12x12 forum.
What is "Show, don't tell"? Well, it's demonstrated perfectly in the quote.
Instead of writing, "It's raining" you might write, "Drops of water poured from the sky, pelting our bodies and soaking our clothes."
Why is it important to show not tell? It helps create a feeling of what's going on in the story. Showing in your writing makes your writing more powerful and draws the reader in. It also just sounds better.
Do you have a favorite writing quote? Or a great quote about books? Share!!