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How do I avoid repeating a sequence of events that occurs multiple times?

I highly recommend to your attention this little gem hidden in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:       Those who are regular followers of the doings of Arthur Dent may have received an impression ...
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How do I avoid repeating a sequence of events that occurs multiple times?

You misunderstand "Show, Don't Tell." This advice began in writing stage plays, but it applies equally well in writing fiction. The example was, do not have somebody tell the audience that ...
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How do I avoid repeating a sequence of events that occurs multiple times?

When character does something that is outside the readers frame of knowledge, it’s a good idea to do what you’ve done — sharing the details and actions from the characters’s perspective. If the ...
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How do I avoid repeating a sequence of events that occurs multiple times?

Remember your point of view Repeating these actions is not something that John would think about as much as you have depicted here. Indeed, even if you put in all the detail for the reader, it's wise ...
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How do I avoid repeating a sequence of events that occurs multiple times?

Isn't "show don't tell" an advice that is mostly for movies as that is THE feature of this medium? Like as much as I like the opening sequence of Star Wars with the text crawl, if it would ...
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