I know you've you've heard this one before-Show Don't tell. Even though it is one of the most talked about tips, lots of people don't know what it means. Let me give you an example.
The woman was beautiful.
That 's an example of 'telling'. Telling is a big no no. For instance,'beautiful' can mean many things to different people. Some people may think a purple eyed 10 foot alien is beautiful. Try to 'show' the reader what it is you're seeing.
She slipped out of her coat, exposing her curved torso, her dark blue eyes scanning the room, wondering where he was.
That is showing.
Another hint is to stick to the story and don't try to impress the reader with every fact you've ever learned. Be straight forward and let your story be what they fall in love with. Although, describing the sky and its colors can add a bit of texture, going on and on about it will only distract the reader.
RESPECT YOUR READER!
Tension, wanting more, excitement, conflict are the emotions that keep the reader motivated to keep reading, wanting to know the outcome.. Without tension and conflict, your reader will lose interest and move on to something else.