What about the times you should summarize? Like when what you've written is important for plot credibility, but doesn't drive the story.
Getting to know one another conversations, for instance, aren't generally rife with conflict. And even if they are, run-of-the-mill debates about this and that aren't the kind of conflict that drives story. I can grasp this concept, sometimes you need to tell, not show. Summary is your frenemy.
The problem is, I have trouble figuring out what other situations would benefit from remembering there are times to break this rule.When I have anything happening with my two protagonists, I want to show it. I want to show, don't tell, like a good girl!
I like to end my posts with a question, for the sake of gathering more advice(I <3 advice):
How do you decide when to summarize?