Allow me to share with you a nugget for my readers who are fiction writers. This is from an essay on the great Victorian novelist George Eliot by Joseph Epstein, from his recently published essay collection Essays in Biography:
One of the modern fiction workshop laws is that a writer should always show and never tell; George Eliot did both and with sufficient success to wipe the law off the books. Tell all you want, the new law should read, so long as you remember to it brilliantly.
With far less brilliance than the prose of Eliot or Epstein, last year I wrote a satirical post arguing writes should neither show nor tell.