In modern day literature there is a way of telling stories and it is called showing, people who say different are just stupid and ignorant, or just plain jealous.
In case you mixed the words 'Show and Tell', I will give you some facts.
This could get complicated so I will try to make it simple.
To say a girl is PRETTY, is wrong - describe her hair, her eyes, her lips - then the reader can decide. "...shimmered in the sunlight... sparkled when she laughed...cherry-red..."
"It was warm and stuffy in the room" - Better still, "I noticed the smell first (as one does when one changes ones present environment to another) caused by the closed and shuttered window and the ticking radiator."
"He was angry" - Better still, use action -
He slammed the book down onto the table. "Then tell him to go away," he cried.
"He frowned" - Better - "His brow creased - wrinkled - his eyes narrowed."
By "showing" you create a more descriptive "picture" in the reader's mind. To say 'She was happy' is a bit lame isn't is? Describe her face, her physical action/reaction as she received the news.
Close your eyes and draw the picture with words, YOUR OWN WORDS, and develope your own UNIQUE style.
And, read, read, and read.
I write and read.