Show, Don't Tell, in Picture Books
Don't Tell. Show!
I've always struggled with "Show, don't tell." My writers group is always on me about it. I should say that I've always tried to write adult fiction.
So this time I tried to write a picture book. AND I joined a new writers group, a CHILDREN'S book writing group. And guess what?
These new people are all over me about show, don't tell again. So clearly, I have a problem!
Frankly, I kind of thought that writing a picture book, I wouldn't have to worry about S, Don't T. I mean, isn't the illustrator responsible for the "showing"? Shouldn't I be free to "tell"?
Can someone explain?
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