Bold #atozchallenge

Being bold can be stepping up or it could be being a bit in your face.

I’m a big star trek fan so boldly going is important..

Bold. How can you show not tell it in your characterisations. Stepping forward, taking the challenge, confident. If you’ve not blogged before and are doing this you’re bold if you ask me. Maybe bold is in the eye of the beholder? I rarely feel bold but others might see me as such.

bold

Show don’t tell.

He was bold.

vs

Driving up to her house she recognised his car in her drive, the boxes on the front porch looked like he was moving in which was a surprise since they’d only just met. (oops.. the sketch doesn’t include his car..)

ps decided to keep this post short.. needed words for c.. so happy to keep the post short. What’s with my obsession for word count? I like my posts to be around 250 words as I think that’s as much as most people want to read of my ramblings..

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’.  Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.

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28 thoughts on “Bold #atozchallenge

  1. Nice way to add a drawing to illustrate your point about being bold enough to show rather than tell. It’s still April 1st where I am on the East Coast, in the United States, so I came here looking for the “A” post and was surprised to be one step ahead of the curve on being among the first people to read your “B” post. Sweet! Coincidentally enough, my topic for tomorrow is about Bravery and what that means from an independent filmmaking point of view.

    Thanks for participating in the challenge. Here’s looking forward to your next posts as we move through the alphabet this month!

    ~Nicole
    2014 #atozchallenge Co-Host
    The Madlab Post

    • Thanks for popping by Nicole.
      I lost a lot of views yesterday when people popped by and my post wasn’t up because I hadn’t published at my usual time of 00.01. I forgot to change it from draft to publish, doh! The rest should all be up at 00:01 GMT.
      I’ll look out for your Bravery later today.

  2. That was a good example of “show”. I agree on brevity being necessary to keep readers – it’s not always possible, depending on what you have to say, but editing can do wonders to cut the “unnecessaries”.

    • Thanks Charlotte
      At least I got the scheduling sorted out from now on and the first week’s all scheduled so I can take a wander around to see what everyone else is up to. Got to head to work first though! Will pop by your AtoZ later.

    • Hmm.. most have thought the man a bit too forward.. I think if you know it’s right then get on with it life’s too short though that comes from someone who’s got scared, avoided and run from what I wanted too often.

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