July 6th, 2015

Tell Better; Show More

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Shannon Donnelly

ShannonDonnellyI teach a Show and Tell workshop online and everyone comes into that workshop wanting to know how to show more—they’ve usually been hit with the advice to ‘show don’t tell’. However, there’s a place for the narrative in any fiction.… Read the post

January 5th, 2015

7 Tips for Balancing Backstory

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Shannon Donnelly

Backstory—the background needed to enrich a story—is one of those things that can drive any writer nuts. How much is too much? When do you reveal more? When do you hold back? Too much backstory can sink a story—because you’re not moving the story forward.… Read the post


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