Cynthia J. Cordell

Cynthia J. Cordell

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tips On Show Vs. Tell

Helpful Show vs. Tell Phrases

Beforehand a fire ensued, encompassing 4 stately houses, in the outcome the firefighters were the true lifesavers… The young survivors’ bewilderment was replaced with pink, purple and orange bubbles of joy welling up inside, clusters of them in fact!!... Just waiting to explode into even more super bright colors, and eventually escaping in the form of innocent smiles of gratitude.

Beforehand, Clarity had poured two crystal bowls full with overflowing amounts of m&m’s.  The neatly dressed devil in the fiery red suit sitting on her right shoulder had a scrolling enticing checklist representing every single wonderful benefit of devouring all of that candy.  The arc of his smile was as spanning as half the circumference of the sun, the rays of his gleaming white teeth, second only in brilliance to the effervescent sparkle found in his periodically winking right eye.  Even the heavenly dressed angel sitting on her right shoulder listened intently as the checklist was read in its glowing entirety.

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