Show, Don’t Tell, on Twitter

Some words of wisdom on how to use twitter more effecivwly.

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books From

I have often mentioned the “show, don’t tell” rule in my blog. MMJaye, a regular around here and a great supporter of Indies in her own blog, kindly wrote this guest post for me, tackling the rule from a novel perspective: how to use it when tweeting. Enjoy her excellent post, which, I admit, was an eye-opener for me.

“Show not Tell” on Twitter: a guide to “clickable” tweets

The “show don’t tell” rule has been drummed into every writer’s head. Traditional publishers and editors swear by it. Some Indie authors are less than enthusiastic about it, but, no matter how much you use or respect the rule, you have to admit that it does invest your writing with one major attribute: it becomes evocative.

What surprises me, however, is the fact that although writers accept that “show don’t tell” leads to evocative writing and…

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4 Responses to “Show, Don’t Tell, on Twitter”

  1. Thank you so much for reblogging! Much appreciated 🙂

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  2. Lol, so that’s where I’ve been going wrong! Lol! Tbh, I find it so hard keeping all the balls in the air, that I really don’t engage on twitter the way I should, all my ‘tweets’ tend to be deferred ones from things I’ve said on FB or my blog. Lol, that probably explains why I don’t have many twitter followers! 😀 Great post though sweetie, really really interesting stuff! 😀 xx

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