the tricks and techniques that all the best writers use.
You know the ones I mean - those elusive 'secret
ingredients' - the things that set you apart
from everyone else.
You hear it all the
time, but what the heck does it mean???
As a writer,
published or not, Show, Don't Tell is a phrase you
will hear repeatedly, whether you understand it or not.
If you want to get published, then baby, you better
Potential publishers will tell you, editors will tell
you, and your writing friends will tell you too.
Get used to it - the technique is here to
You want to get
You want to have a
You want to be the
best writer you can be?
Then you need to
understand this concept! No discussion, no argument.
'Telling' will bore
your readers, 'showing' will help them to visualise the
story, to be more connected. 'Telling' won't get you
published, 'showing' has much more potential.
you say, "but what does
Show, Don't Tell mean?????"
Think back to the
novels you've read. How many of them helped you to
visualise the story in your mind? And how many just left
you wondering what the heck you were doing reading that
book? My educated guess would be that author in the first
Show, Don't Tell
in his/her prose,
whereas the author in the latter example didn't.
Without a doubt,
there is one common ingredient in all best selling
An important trait
that keeps readers begging for more....
editors recognise, and keeps them offering more
That 'secret' - the thing that
must be included is: Show, Don't Tell.
Master that, and
you're well on your way to becoming a successful author.
you said makes so much
sense. It goes back to what I
said before - I know what the character
is thinking or doing - but I have to be
more conscious of what the reader doesn't
know. I hate to say it but I think
I'm getting the point - Your input
is greatly appreciated and I wanted to
tell you that I particularly like the
examples you use. It's nice to know
the 'greats' aren't so perfect
either. Your explanations are brief
but delightfully clear. Thank you
Sue T, USA
really enjoying this, Robyn. I've
started looking for examples as I read
and it is giving me good instead into who
are truly good authors. I look
forward to the next lesson.
learnt more from you in our time together
than I have in the past five years with a
variety of tutors, both in the UK and US.
Not only do you
need to understand the
Show, Don't Tell
concept, there are
other areas of crafting a story that you need to
understand as well:
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