Monday, May 17, 2010
Show vs.Tell in a Montage
In my WIP, my protagonist is about to enter one of these training periods. I can't figure out how to go about showing the passage of time and giving the reader an idea of what has transpired, without spending too much time on unnecessary details. How much should I show, and how much should I tell?
Do any of you have experience with this part of their story? Or can anyone think of a book in which the author did a great job of executing a section this way?
Now if only life could include a montage. I would spend my day writing and playing with my kids, followed by a five minute montage in which I do the dishes and the laundry.
Posted by Christy at 12:28 PM