“Show don’t tell.” Teachers preach these words. Style guides endorse them. And you’d be hard pressed to find any editor or law firm partner who hasn’t offered them as feedback in the last year, month, week, maybe even day. There’s only one problem: “Show don’t tell” is bad advice. Or at least, it is incomplete advice.
Barry, Patrick. "Show and Tell." Persp. : Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 26, no. 2 (2018): 76-8.