Show dont-tell

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Published on April 12, 2016

Author: Xfsams


1. Show, don’t tell Contributed to by Ahmed Nasir

2. Let’s analyse people’s body language, facial expressions, gestures and body postures.

3. A picture is worth a thousand words

4. If a picture is worth a thousand words, can you tell how are they feeling? What are the clues?

5. There was a loud storm last night. Smash! The window cracked, the wind howled and the door slammed upon. Boring ! That’s better !

6. I was excited about my party. I threw on my favourite red dress and scrambled down the stairs as fast as I could. It was my 7th b’day party. Boring ! That’s better !

7. • Ways to show  use adjectives Include adverbs Add specific nouns Use similes Use onomatopoeia Include exclamatory sentences Include expressions & voice Use hyperboles Good writers show, they don’t tell !!

8. Surprised - Crouching - Eyes wide - Shaking - Trembling feet - Hands on cheeks Embarrassed - Head down - Red face / blushing - Hiding - Eyes back and forth

9. Having fun - Playing - Giggling - jumping - Sticking out tongue - Smiling Feeling sick - Complaining - Holding stomach - Blow nose - Droopy eyes - Lay down Confused Proud

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