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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 4: Show us the character (3/6)

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Show us, don't tell us about the character. Next up: Life Beyond the Plot http://youtu.be/athC7ythDeo For the complete lectures see http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfh/
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Pew!Pew!Pew! (1 year ago)
Telling: He's nervous. Showing: His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.
Maerahn (1 year ago)
Brandon! WHAT HAVE YOU DRAWN?? Sorry... I'm a bad person, I know...
Mattias Westby (1 year ago)
...you monster...
Christie Powell (2 years ago)
I think that telling does have its place, in moderation. I like how Gail Carson Levine described it in her "Writing Magic": "What you want is a writer's telescope, so you can increase or decrease the magnification: increase to show, decrease to tell." --Christie V Powell, author of "The Spectra Unearthed"
Sophrosynicle (5 years ago)
He then entered his home, where his monstrous cat lay waiting for his daily supplement of ground dog flesh.
Vofzolne (5 years ago)
Razious1 sneered as he heard the bark. "Damn rascals. I can't even believe people call them 'man's best friend'. "
AndJDrake (6 years ago)
I hate puppies
turtlehitman (6 years ago)
is there a reason these dont show up in my history

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