Cross posting from Close-Up Editing & Assessment today, with some great advice from Chuck Palahniuk:
where he tears into the writing which ‘tells’ or sums up too much. Of course, there’s always a place for ‘telling’ in storytelling, not everything should be shown. Pacing is still important, but for me, Chuck does a great job of giving examples of what ought to be shown rather than told to the reader.
My question here is, if anyone’s feeling chatty – at what point does a strong voice (that might tell a story or parts of a narrative) trump the old ‘show don’t tell’ maxim?