Actions vs Words


“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
Mark Twain

Actions! Words! Actions!

Write a scene where the narrator is trying to convince an audience of something, anything, but their actions may suggest the complete opposite of their words.

An example of this could be that a narrator does something abruptly and then immediately follows it up with soothing words, ‘It’s all right, completely normal,’ but they may putter around the room under clear signs of duress that the reader can distinguish for themselves. A reader would much rather discover the true meaning in a story than be told.


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