Show, Don’t Tell, on Twitter

A wonderful post to help you get the most out of your Tweets. CLICK-throughs, rather than just Retweets, mean more opportunities for sales. I’ve already been doing some of this, but I’m definitely going to switch over a ton of my scheduled tweets to this method. Give it a look!

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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4 thoughts on “Show, Don’t Tell, on Twitter

    • Oh, no, Nicholas! I’m thanking YOU for sharing this. It’s a wonderful post, and your guest blogger made perfect sense to me. I really feel like I learned something very useful from it, and I’m very happy to pass it along to the good folks here at TWS. Writers are the most sharing and generous souls in the world, I think! Have a great day, and thanks again!

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