I think that, to date, one of the most influential statements I've heard has come from Neil Gaiman when he speaks of emotion and how the reader should be left to feel it, not be told what to feel (show, don't tell): 

"And if I leave you crying because I just killed a unicorn, I'm not going to tell you how sad the death of the unicorn was. I'm going to kill that unicorn... and I'm going to break your heart." - Neil Gaiman.

Factoids about me:
I write every day, usually in the very early mornings.
I teach physics at a small community college.
I'm an artist. Beaded embroidery is my medium of choice.
I like to sing.
I have two cats whom I adore.
I'm an admin for @TeamofDreams .

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  • JoinedFebruary 12, 2019

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Who's going to enter the Wattys??? What book(s) are you entering?
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