When it comes to writing – particularly when you’re creating a dramatic scene — showing the reader something is notably more powerful than telling about it.
The moment she picked up the phone and received the news, she felt utterly devastated and alone. Her mind was in disbelief, and her world was shattered.
The moment she picked up the phone and received the news, her complexion paled, and the blood flowing through her body cooled and seemed to dissipate from her veins. She wanted to throw the phone across the room, through the walls and out of her house, and yet her fingers wound tightly around the receiver, as if it were the only thing holding her steady. Continue reading