As I’ve commented on comments I’ve used the word quite and it got me thinking. There are many times when we wait for others to ‘get it’ whatever it is and when they do we might reply ‘quite’. It’s a way of recognising the moment we understand something. I’m not sure I’m quite going to be able to explain what I mean so I might change my q again.. (this is the third attempt.. quite!).
The more I look at this word it’s starting to change it’s meaning and look. You know, those words that as you stare at them they start looking quite odd and you question if you have spelt it correct.
Hmm.. no idea what illustration my show don’t tell example’s giving me.. Ooh maybe another caricature!
Show don’t tell.
He said ‘Quite’.
After things turning out exactly as he’d predicted she looked at him and with his mouth pursed he raised his eyebrows and sighed. She knew exactly what he meant.
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.
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Quite! (To the show, don’t tell)
I want to know what your other two were.
Quivering with anticipation …
Queen-like and quiet..
This is one of your best illustrative drawings so far, and I mean that with regard to the ‘show don’t tell’ phrase below it. A good post, and in my opinion you were quite right to stick with what you’ve written.
Now, back to that drawing. Unless it’s based on a real person, I would refer to it as a cartoon. If it was perhaps your husband drawn in a loose, perhaps comical way, it would be a caricature. If it is simply a male face of no defined personage, drawn in a comical way to prove a point; it is a cartoon (in the modern meaning). I hope that’s not too complicated. I still think you’re a bit of both, cartoonist and caricaturist.
It’s definitely a cartoon then! No real person within this sketch. Glad you think the cartoon goes with the phrase. I think the eyebrows could be higher and the head a bit more lobsided..
He looks as if he’s in Quite a Quandary. 🙂
Random Musings from the KristenHead — Q is for ‘Quantum Leap’ (and Other Quirky Things)
Drawing a face that looks like a face is hard enough but to want that face to look quite like quite was a stupid thing for me to attempt!