Actions Speak Louder than Adjectives

Show, don’t tell is the greatest and most singular lesson an author needs to learn. Anton Chekov said it best, “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

This is a short post because the lesson is so simple (but so important). Avoid all adjectives. Never tell us your character is angry. Have him kick a chair instead.

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