Ever since I took a class in Russian literature in college, I’ve always loved it. Here’s a great quote from one of Russia’s most famous writers, Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
When we’re writing a scene set at nighttime, we can show the moon without mentioning it by following Chekhov’s advice.
Next week, I’ll be featuring a special a post on writing about horses written by a horse expert and friend, Tisha Martin. Till next week, everyone. Keep on writing.
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I’ve been greatly helped by Anton Chekhov, especially his principle known as “Chekhov’s Gun.”
I’ve always enjoyed his literary style. Pushkin and Tolstoy are my other two favorite Russian writers. Thank you for visiting my blog.