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.
Creating a multi-dimensional character
Plotting your story - structure
Plot versus Character - which drives the story?
articles on the Fiction Writing site
of So You Want to Be a Screenwriter
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?
us about it on the forum!
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.
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