Posted on 12/28/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin isn’t going to demand that you show and not tell the emotions your character is feeling.

In fact, telling makes up part of her perfect combination of conveying emotion: showing it, telling it, and revealing it through a character’s thoughts.

But any telling of an emotion (by having a character identifying it) must be done through the character’s point of view, not through an outsider’s eyes.

Check out the examples of effective emotional “telling” (and a weak example as a contrast) on her blog, Live Write Thrive.

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