Is your character walking down the street? Is your character working on a boat?
One night, we rented three movies and watched all three while we ate popcorn, cheese and crackers, and a whole box of chocolates.
For each trait or characteristic, the writer provided at least one detail that supported -- served as proof -- that Liz possessed that trait. In the visual arts, artists carry around sketch pads to practice and develop the fundamental skills of their craft with the aim of producing paintings that seem to jump off the canvas, or sculptures that seem to move in just the right light.
Have you heard of Cathy Freeman?
Implicitly showing how your character is feeling by his or her interactions with other characters or the setting is infinitely more interesting to read than explicitly stating whether your character is happy, sad, elated, joyful, or miserable.
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