Show Me the Glint on the Broken Glass

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint on the broken glass.” — Russian author, Anton Chekhov

I was looking for some advice on how to write the perfect ending (nearly there!) when I came across this quote. I loved Lady With The Dog which is a brilliant showcase of what a short story should be. It came as such a surprise that this quote of Chekhov’s was one I had never seen before. Facebook usually assaults us with quotes from famous writers but not this one.

In this quote is everything that I have ever thought was important in anything I wrote or read. Showing is better than telling. 


It draws me in and creates that tangible world around me. I can only hope my own book will do the same.

One thought on “Show Me the Glint on the Broken Glass

  1. Daniel, that quote is absolutely beautiful. You are so passionate about writing which I love and I can tell that your book is going to be absolutely amazing. It's nice to see other writers who truly get the experience.


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