“Show, don’t tell” might be the three most misunderstood words in a writer’s vocabulary.
Show, Don't Tell
- Why is showing so important?
- Is it always bad to tell?
- How the heck do you even know if you’re doing it right?
December 9th, 2019
Show, Don’t Tell: The 3 Most Misunderstood Words in a Writer’s Vocabulary
December 4th, 2019
My Best Writing Advice for the Next Decade
I've been writing for twenty-five years. I started when an English-teacher friend suggested I write down the story that I thought about every night before I fell asleep. As a math teacher, I had no intention of writing a book, but I'd finished my first one, a medieval kind-of-fantasy-for-sure romance in only nine months, while working two jobs.… Read the post
November 27th, 2019
How To Tell If You’re Writing In Deep Point Of View
by Lisa Hall Wilson
One of the more common questions I get asked by those interested in learning Deep POV is: how do I know if I’m going deep enough for deep POV? How do you tell if you’re actually writing in deep POV?… Read the post
November 25th, 2019
How to Navigate Editorial Feedback and Revise Your WIP
The idea of finishing a manuscript is exhilarating—especially if you’re in the thrilling rush of momentum that is NaNoWriMo. (Hope it’s going great, NaNoers!) But as rewarding as it is to complete a draft, most writers know that isn’t the end of the road, just the first rest stop.… Read the post
by John Peragine
In the last year, short story competitions have helped focus my writing. I read many short stories in elementary school and always enjoyed them, but I believed they were some condensed form of a larger work. I never thought of short-form writing as something special on its own.… Read the post