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Tell …

The only reason to ever describe a tree is to show how it is different from any other tree.

— John Dufresne

… Show …

Nothing is quite so mysterious as a thing well-described.

— Garry Winogrand

… and Withhold

The best stories have the most left out.

— Hemingway
 

In grade school, we used to have show and tell. In writing and education, we are commonly advised to show, not tell. (Though there are some exceptions.)

How do you approach the issue of showing, telling and withholding?

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