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5. Telling, Not Showing

5. Telling, Not Showing

The art of writing is also about how well you can pull readers into your world. Instead of simply explaining to your readers what’s happening, let them experience it as if they were actually there. Engage their five senses: see, hear, touch, smell, and taste.


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