✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ The Difference Between Telling and Describing

“There are a couple of writers I admired who were very good at giving the character’s emotion without stating what that emotion was. Not saying “He was feeling tense,” instead saying, “His hand squeezed harder on the chair arm,” as if staying outside the guy. I wanted to try doing that. I wanted to have a really emotional story in which the characters’ emotions are never straight – out told to you, but you get it.” ~ Donald Westlake

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