Show, Don’t Tell, on Twitter

An excellent guest post by MM Jaye on Nicholas Rossis’s site about using a traditional writing rule to your best advantage when writing promotion copy, especially on Twitter. For any author wanting to become more effective on Twitter, just read this!

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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5 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing, Susan! 🙂

    1. Thanks for reblogging and bringing it to my attention, Nicholas! I discovered a new author to invite to be promoted on Reading Recommendations, as well!

      1. MM Jaye is a wonderful writer. I just finished her book and I’m amazed! 🙂

  2. Susan, thank you so much for reblogging my guest article from Nicholas’ blog! You’ve got an excellent blog here and, of course, I’m your latest follower! Greetings from Greece!

    1. Thanks for visiting and following, MM!

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