I agree with La Panda du Mal. People who give writing advice can get carried away sometimes and turn something that is usually good advice into an iron-clad rule to be applied at all times. It's ridiculous how rigid some people can be about things like show-don't-tell, or cutting out all adverbs. (Adverbs exist for a reason. If they were really so awful, would they not have fallen out of use altogether?)"Show, don't tell" as a principle often makes sense but it seems to have been elevated to a dogma nowadays.
"Show, don't tell" as a principle often makes sense but it seems to have been elevated to a dogma nowadays. A lot of the principles of good writing in currency today are quite parochial from a historical standpoint.
I think of it as a "show vs tell" rabbit hole. in other words telling has a place, and a preferred manner of doing it.show, don't tell
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