Writing tips: How to’s :SHOW, don’t tell!
- I must be doing something right (thousandmonkeys.wordpress.com)
- Why Do I Write? (loiseighmy.wordpress.com)
- Nora Roberts’ happily-ever-after life (cbsnews.com)
- Writing Craft: How The Spunky Heroine Fights (nadineatomlinson.wordpress.com)
It takes courage to write. Facing that blank page can be difficult enough in itself. Finding the words to express your scene goal, mix more conflict into a line of dialogue, or add a perfect detail of description is no easy task. But fiction is more than plot, character and setting. Great fiction has emotion and that emotion comes from the heart and soul of the writer.
But it isn’t a simple matter of ‘telling’ the reader about the emotions a character is experiencing, instead we are told to ‘show’ them. It is a phrase often used, but not always easy to put into practice. So I thought I’d share a few techniques I’ve developed to help me ‘show’ the emotions in my stories, rather than ‘tell’ them.
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Great links! Thanks for linking to my blog. 🙂
Thanks for the feedback. It’s a great article and I’m following you. KUDOS! Bette
I’m now following you, too. 🙂