Saturday, June 15, 2013

Show don't tell. Or go ahead and tell.

I'm still watching episodes of Arrested Development.

I thought I would mention that there is an alternative meaning to the axiom "Show, don't tell".

People usually take it to mean that everything should be acted out rather than simply stated.

There was the other meaning, that the narrative needs logic and consistency so that it appears you're revealing the story rather than inventing or directing it.

That's how you can get away with all the narration.

It is kind of nice to have them just tell you stuff. It's so much easier and you can get so much more information out of it.

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