I was asked by the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of the Romance Writers of America to write an article for their blog expanding on a response I gave on their loop about how to show rather than tell.
We've all seen the examples. This is telling...this is showing. They are taken completely out of context and really did little for me. Once I started focusing on shaping the characters' voices, showing came along for the ride.
Here's the article: http://ffnp.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-show-by-using-voice.html