Hi, I'm back after a while away (mostly writing and studying) and I just want to ask: In what cases is it alright to tell instead of show? I've written a memory scene (late at night and with medication affecting me), and it came out as telling. I thought, shouldn't that be done through showing? But then I thought, maybe not. Maybe a more summarized form is better. But it's going to be harder to show this backstory. And the thing about backstory is: emphasis on story. I guess it just depends on the writer, really. And sometimes telling is better suited to the part than showing. You probably shouldn't show 100%, otherwise there'll be no variety. Right?