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November 23 2006 Fiction Writing Newsletter


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Volume 1, Edition 14

23 November 2006

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In this issue:

- Showing and telling

- Related links and articles

- Previous articles

- On the forum

- Fiction Writing Shop

 Showing and telling 

"Show don’t tell" is a very common piece of advice given to writers of all levels, but it can be difficult for beginner writers to grasp this concept when they first start out. Often, journalists who turn to fiction writing have the biggest adjustment to make, because news reporting relies heavily on presenting the facts and narrating the events clearly. Some writers continue to practice an expository style in fiction writing for years, which makes breaking the habit really difficult when they do learn the difference.

Read this article

 Related articles 

Creating a multi-dimensional character

Plotting your story - structure

Plot versus Character - which drives the story?

 Previous articles on the Fiction Writing site 

Review of So You Want to Be a Screenwriter

Your Writing Routine

 On the Fiction Writing forum 

Do you remember the first time someone gave you that advice? Did you understand immediately what they meant by Show don't Tell, or did it take a while for you to pick it up? Do you find it easy to difficult to use Showing techniques in your writing?

Tell us about it on the forum!

  Fiction Writing Shop at BellaOnline

It's nearly the end of the year, so have a browse around the new Fiction Writing Shop for some inspiration and gift ideas for writers - or email the link to your friends and family as a hint!

Check back often because the shop will grow quickly, and you'll find sneak previews of my book reviews in there.

Fiction Writing Shop

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