by The Lone Ranger
Dear The Lone Ranger
I've heard a lot about show and not tell and I was wondering if you could help me with this. I'm currently writing a western in between films and I want it to kick arse.
Think of it like a shoot out in front of your local Saloon. Don't tell me how I'm going to feel bad after being shot by a woman. (Although I suspect that Tonto would find it amusing) - just shoot me and let me experience the humiliation and pain.
In the same way write in a way that allows the reader to experience what is going on rather than telling them what they should be feeling , or what your character is feeling.
Good luck Rachel.
The Lone Ranger