I forgot to post this but at GGC I asked Kelly Sue, Matt Fraction, and Mark Waid to write/sign in my writing notebook.
Mark Waid, who hilariously panicked when I asked, finally settled on “Choose your narrative wisely.”
Kelly Sue was like I GOT THIS and immediately wrote: “Ask yourself, does this tell you something about character I need to know and/or does it push the plot forward? If it doesn’t do one or both, cut it.”
And Fraction, after confirming that I wrote prose, wrote what i can only assume was showing not telling me to show not tell by writing the words “is am are was were” and crossing them out.