I love writing fiction, but whenever I try to draft CYOAs, I get visions of my English teacher saying, "Show, not tell." How do I improve on this?
Describe the setting. Here, take this passage from my personal book for an idea of what I'm saying: An eerie silence blanketed the forest, the cold air stale. The sky shifted to a dark gray like a surging river of ashes and decay, bringing the swirling wind whispering through the trees. The ground, dry and cracked, was covered in a thin layer of frost. Thin fingers of ice reached down from the branches above, unmoving, still as the forest around them.
Just add more description, and don't just write: the grass is green, and the sky is blue. Describe it! Does this make sense? x'D
Yeah, I know that, it's just I can't seem to write in decisions, if that connects? For instance, having a scenario that isn't completely controlled by me. Giving agency is my struggle.
I just placed two links about the whole show, not tell thing in this thread.
Interesting, thank you.