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"Show" vs "Tell" in short stories and novels: What are some famous writings that do each?


It is the concensus of writing workshops that short stories and novels should "show" and NOT "tell". Are there some famous works that predominently "tell"? What are some examples that overwhelmingly "show"? And what are some that do an equal amount of "showing" AND "telling"? I'm speaking only of short stories and novels, not screenwriting. I'm not an avid reader and I'm really looking for great examples of "telling". Is "To Kill a Mockingbird" one?

 

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