not to have “show, don’t tell” discourse but the way I interpret it usefully for myself is: “prove it”

a lot of writing that doesn’t work for me feels unearned. “these characters are best friends/in love” or “this person is so brave/evil/kind” but there’s nothing to PROVE it
I actually like fancy narrative declarations about “the way something is” because it gives us a lot of insight into our narrator. but then I like the events of the story to either prove (or disprove) these claims
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