Show don’t tell

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized · Workshops

You may have heard it from judges or from critique partners or agents or editors. “Show! Don’t tell” Maybe you’re a bit confused. You haven’t been using reams of paper to describe rooms, or forests, or the heroine’s jade necklace or even the dimples in the hero’s chin.

So – what is this “tell” thing and why is everyone so upset? Most often, the term “telling” refers to describing emotions, thoughts, moods – or even characters – through use of “inactive” words. Sounds simple, right? And easy to avoid? It’s not.

Join Flo Fitzpatrick for a fun workshop that will have you creating “showstoppers” in no time!

 

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