Hyper-Detailing, or, Why “Show, Don’t Tell” Doesn’t Always Work

Writing advice is incredibly subjective and there are dozens (if not hundreds) of books that purport to contain all of the necessary information needed to write a book. As a writer, I’ve become familiar with a host of “writing advice” that doesn’t sit well (or that I just don’t like.) The first of these is the old mantra: Show, Don’t Tell.