Wrestling with Show v. Tell

We love stories. Sit in any critique group for longer than 10 minutes and you’ll hear the phrase “Show, Don’t Tell.”  While it is true that all stories mix and balance showing and telling, the best yarns that keep us turning the page show characters acting, feeling, and responding. It’s not that you never tell. […]

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Writing Is Hard Work

Writing is an endeavor of high highs and low lows that can be maddeningly frustrating one moment and intensely rewarding the next. Writing requires perseverance and the stamina to endure the long journey from idea germination to successful publication. Writers need to have thick skin, able to maintain a healthy life perspective while being pummeled […]

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