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Monday Motivation – “Show, Don’t Tell”

As writing students, we’re told to “Show, not Tell”.  Giving active descriptions and dialogue in a piece engages the reader and allows him or her to be part of the story.  As part of this month’s Spring Break-Away Contest, feel free to break one of these “rules” of writing…


 (Photo credit: SarahDeer)

Write a poem using the most obvious and cliche phrases you can think of.   Or, reverse the things you would normally show, telling them instead (and vice versa).

Post your piece in the comment section below, or link to your website where it is posted.  Be sure to visit other Rhymers and leave encouraging comments, and remember to share this site with your friends on FaceBook, Twitter, or elsewhere.  See why we have a Reason 2 Rhyme!

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Be a regular in the Reason 2 Rhyme Poetry & Writing Ring (here’s how that works…)

  • Monday Motivator – check this site for the week’s inspiration
  • Share your poem in the comment section, or link to the site where you have it posted
  • Visit other circle members and comment, like, or share their post
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