Do you want to finally
learn the secret ingredient to all good writing
and discover the tricks and techniques that WILL set you
apart and easily enable you to create fiction no-one can
Then read on:
Show dont tell, show dont tell, show
Its like some incessant mantra that writing
teachers chant at their students but do they
Show, dont TELL!
Publishers and editors too will throw the phrase at you,
with a patronizing air, as though you have deliberately
not done so. What do you do in these situations? Simply
shrug and move on?
Show, DONT tell...
The reading public, strangely, seems completely oblivious
to the distinction, except in an obvious, vote with their
feet way that is: authors that SHOW always
outsell authors that TELL by about 100 to 1!
SHOW, dont TELL.
I cant stress how important it is to grasp the
profound difference between showing and telling in your
And what a powerful impact it can make to your
readers, of course, but more especially to your chances
of being taken seriously by the publishing industry.
So, take the advice, okay? Show, and do not tell.
Yes, but what does the phrase actually mean?
Do you know what one ingredient all best-selling novels
have in common? Are you thinking they are all great
stories written by brilliant authors? That they all just
happened to sell plenty of copies at the
Perhaps - but there's one common ingredient every one of
those best-selling writers includes into each book...
The one trait that keeps readers hooked from beginning to
The one quality that has editors
begging for more manuscripts...
The one ingredient your story
should have, too...
Do you know what it is?
The authors of these books are
masters in the art of showing not telling.
Wouldnt you like to see your
own novel up on those best-seller lists, too?
Let's face it - an editor is going
to show a preference for a professionally written
manuscript, containing every ingredient possible to make
sure your chances of success are maximized.
The art of showing your story to
your readers versus telling them about it is not a skill
that comes easily to many writers. But it is a skill that
can be learned.
In my time as a writing teacher and mentor, Ive
been forced to realize that many writers really
dont seem to know even if they think and say
What about you? Do you know how to turn tired, dry
storytelling into vivid and compelling prose?
Even if you do in principle, do you still experience
difficulty actually changing the way you tell stories?
Well, maybe thats because nobody in authority
someone who really knows has ever gone out
of their way to explain what to do and how its done
in a down-to-earth, practical and doable way.
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Thanks, Robyn. I will
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I like the way you are able to go through
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sure I have learnt a lot. The examples you show really
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Everything you say makes so much sense
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 delightfully
clear. Thank you so much. Sue
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Because, despite what you may believe, editors, agents
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Its just that most authors simply dont get
Show, dont tell. It sounds so easy,
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Telling is so implicit in the soul of so many writers, it
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PS: Ever wondered why certain of your
stories/novels are continually rejected? Especially the
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your works now.
Is it passive or fully active?
Is it the best it can be? Are you capable of improving
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