Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Show Don’t Tell

 
You’ve probably heard the phrase “show don’t tell” before.
It’s easy to say, but what does it really mean?

I’ve worked with many writers, and I’m convinced that there are those who think visually—or to be more accurate, sensually, and those who think more in terms of telling facts—and linking them one-by-one. I think it’s the way we’re built, at least the way we’re naturally inclined, and it comes out on the page. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn the skill of writing using the character’s senses.

But, why should you? Why should we care about the difference?

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
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