Lee Child on writing rules
July 13, 2012 12:39 PM Subscribe
Break common writing rules, Lee Child says.
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The author of the Jack Reacher thrillers
tells us to ignore that advice about "Show, don't tell."“We’re not story showers,” Child said. “We’re story tellers.”
Child said there’s nothing wrong with simply saying the character was 6 feet tall, with scars.
After all, he added—do your kids ever ask you to show them a story? They ask you to tell them a story. Do you show a joke? No, you tell it.