Recently, I read a blog post. The idea stuck w/ me a bit, so here it is. “Show, don’t tell” is from a English enrichment brochure. So instead of saying that John is smart, show how smart he is: John asks thoughtful and insightful questions, solves problems others take awhile to delve into, and so on and so forth.
It’s a bit inefficient, but I suppose, it gets the work done. The blogger extended it to everyday life (pretty apt). As GRRM’s characters say (quite a fair bit) “words are wind”. So… show, don’t tell.