October 28th, 2016
Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy
Readers experience your novel through the eyes of your narrator. Sometimes this narrative filter is invisible and readers don’t perceive any distance between them and the point-of-view character, such as with a first-person point of view. Other times the filters are obvious and readers feel the space between them and the characters, […]
May 20th, 2016
Most writers know Show Don’t Tell, but sometimes they think they’re showing when they are telling.
Here’s my oh-so-easy check.
Read the sentence that you think SHOWS the reader something.
Ask yourself —- What’s the Visual?
You may be surprised that the sentence […]
January 6th, 2014
by Shannon Donnelly
There are a lot of crimes a writer can commit—the torture of sentences, the mangling of meaning, the wrecking of words through using the wrong one at the wrong time. However, the greatest of these is the crime of lack—to forget to put in the emotion.
Now, emotions come in […]
May 24th, 2013
Margie Lawson is back with another can’t miss blog! AND, a giveaway. Read on!
Writers know SHOW DON’T TELL, but some know it cognitively. It’s rote.
They know SHOW DON’T TELL the same way they know i before e except after c.
Applying SHOW DON’T TELL is tougher than it seems. It’s one of Barbara […]