On Writing21 CommentsDon’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.– Anton ChekhovShare this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmail
Piedmont Writer says
This reminds me of the town I grew up in nicknamed, “Sparkle City” because of all the broken glass on the streets. Not an image I am proud of but it will never be the same now I have Chekov’s statement.
Christina Lee says
Katie Ganshert says
I’ve always loved this quote!
Jody Hedlund says
Love it!! Are you still basking in your book-sell glow? Enjoy!! 🙂
I’ve never run across that one before. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Great example! Now to apply. 🙂
Shannon O'Donnell says
* sigh! *
Have a great weekend, Caroline. 🙂
Julie Dao says
This has always been one of my favorite writing quotes! Lovely!
Talli Roland says
I’ve never heard this quote before, but I love it! Thanks!
Have a great weekend.
Now that’s beautiful writing.
Karen Strong says
I’m a sucker for quotes and I’ve always love that one. The ultimate show vs. tell craft quote.
Have a great weekend, Caroline. 😉
Great quote! Enjoy your weekend, Caroline!
Jemi Fraser says
Love these quotes and reminders – so very true 🙂
what a beautiful quote!! really makes you think.
thanks for this.
Ooh, I shall be borrowing this for my next post. Hope you don’t mind, but I DID say was going to be blogging about show and tell! 🙂
Journaling Woman says
Exactly! Oh and I’m late to the plate but congrats on your book deal. Yay!
Caroline Starr Rose says
Liesl, go for it! I borrowed it myself.
wohh! very nise
Irene Latham says
Thanks for sharing this … I am totally using it next workshop I teach!
Corey Schwartz says
Great quote. But more importantly… just read back through your last several posts. HUGE CONGRATS! Carline, that is so amazing. I am really excited for you and loved hearing all the details!