Character Emotion in the Short Story: Craft Essay --- Walker Griffy | Numéro Cinq
The hoary phrase "Show, don't tell" and the reputation of American minimalism skewed the assumptions of generations of writing students by sending them down the rabbit hole of restraint and obliquity. Time and again, I have seen writing students try to write with both hands tied behind their backs. Somehow all sorts of emotional and mental description became verboten in the culture ot creative writing.