How do you think authors can get away with telling in their stories without showing, and still sell their books? The show don't tell rule has always been a demanding rule, although authors still break that rule. Stephen King, Stephen Meyers, and Lee Child are known to break those rules. So why should it suck for amauter and new writers? We all just want to tell a good story that can be simple. But I guess it is all about sounding good in order to sell it. What are your thoughts about this?