As I was writing the other day, the song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted came on my iPod. And in that song, I found a vital truth to writing. If you haven't heard it before, ( might I add if you haven't, see the entire movie right now) or you're having trouble remembering it, here you go:
All right, so this isn't new advice. Show don't tell has been around since the beginning of writing and I don't need to go into why it's so important. But when I listened to this song, it highlights how you need to show people in real life your thoughts and feelings. And great writing reflects back to real life, no matter what the genre. So it was just another tie-back into this basic knowledge of writing and reminded me of how important it truly is.