“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
September 23rd, 2019
The Up and Down Sides of Critique Groups: Is There Value in Finding Your Peeps?
by Lori Freeland
Avoid unlikeable main characters. Show don’t tell. Lock your character into character. Tell your story forward. Pass on passive verbs. Say bye-bye to backstory. Nix the omniscient narrator and dodge the dreaded head hop. Always remember adjectives are lazy, exclamation points are evil, and adverbs are from the devil.… Read the post
December 14th, 2018
Characters Are People Too: Bring Your Book To Life (Part I)
Last time I visited Writers in the Storm, we talked about dialogue—what characters say out loud to themselves or to other characters. If you missed that blog, you can find it here at Dive Deep into Dialogue.
This time, I want to shift to internal dialogue—what your characters don’t say out loud to themselves or to other characters.… Read the post