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Show, Don’t Tell

The number one rule in screenwriting is “Show, don’t tell”. If a character is unhappy, don’t have him/her say “I’m unhappy”.  Throw a dish, burst into tears, put a fist through the wall. All these are preferable to just telling us how the character is feeling. The theory is that – through seeing the characters actions yourself – you gain a deeper understanding of that character.  You are more engaged in their development. You move from passive recipient to active participant.

 

That said, we’ll be showing a number of Borderless Networks demonstrations, including Cisco EnergyWise, at Interop Las Vegas, April 25-29, 2010. Visit Cisco at booth number 1719.

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