Reminders that I like to use in writing:

  1. From Show, don't tell. (2023, August 22). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show,_don%27t_tell

    Show, don't tell is a technique often employed by writers to enable the reader to experience the story through action, words, thoughts, senses, and feelings rather than through the author's exposition, summarization, and description. The goal is not to drown the reader in heavy-handed adjectives, but rather to allow readers to experience the author's ideas by interpreting significant, well-chosen textual details.
  2. Your writing should evoke an emotion from your reader, whether it's happiness, anger, sadness, joy, etc.