Wait, What Should I Know About Bob?

If you’re reading this blog I’m thinking you know all about the phrase, “Show, don’t tell.”

But, did you know there’s an equally important writing mantra called, “As you know, Bob.”? 

CLICK HERE for literary agent Courtney Miller-Callihan’s explanation of this phrase.


10 thoughts on “Wait, What Should I Know About Bob?

    • Subtlekate,

      Show don’t tell has been the bane of my existence for about six months, so I figured I’d add another mantra to torture myself with 🙂

      Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Diane,

    Courtney has a really informative blog and I’m sure you’ll enjoy her posts.

    Glad to haven’t seen Bob in years, he’s a real pain!


  2. Florence,

    Nice one 🙂

    Looking forward to your blog post tomorrow. It’s a good way to get through my Wednesday.


  3. As yes, Bob. We really have to give him credit for something,. I mean after all he’s part of an important writing mantra. 😉

    Thanks Christi. While “Show don’t tell” is probably one of the first lessons I learned years ago I’d never heard of “As you know, Bob.” I enjoyed reading Courtney Miller-Callihan’s explanation of it!

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