Understanding Show Don t Tell

Author: Janice Hardy
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ISBN: 9780991536436
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Do you struggle with show, don't tell? You don't have to. Award-winning author Janice Hardy (and founder of the popular writing site, Fiction University) takes you deep into one of the most frustrating aspects of writing--showing, and not telling. She'll help you understand what show, don't tell means, teach you how to spot told prose in your writing, and reveal why common advice on how to fix it doesn't always work. With in-depth analysis and easy-to-understand examples, Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It) looks at what affects told prose and when telling is the right thing to do. It also explores aspects of writing that aren't technically telling, but are connected to told prose and can make prose feel told, such as infodumps, description, and backstory. This book will help you: Understand when to tell and when to show Spot common red flag words often found in told prose Learn why one single rule doesn't apply to all books Determine how much telling is acceptable in your writing Fix stale or flat prose holding your writing back Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It) is more than just advice on what to do and what not to do-it's a down and dirty examination and analysis of how show, don't tell works, so you can adapt the "rules" to whatever style or genre you're writing. By the end of this book, you'll have a solid understanding of show, don't tell and the ability to use it without fear or frustration.

Show Don t Tell

Author: William Noble
Publisher: The Write Thought, Inc
ISBN: 0981890857
Format: PDF
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If one hears one thing from every single writing instructor it’s, “Show, don’t tell.” “Don’t tell us he’s afraid of losing her, show us!” “Don’t tell us it’s a richly decorated room, show us!” “Don’t tell us the Russian tundra is cold, show us!” Easier said than done, and no one ever wrote a book on how to do it, that is until William Noble wrote this classic work a decade ago. From the use of dialogue to employing melodrama to developing incidents and anecdotes, Show Don’t Tell explains how to entertain your readers instead of lecturing to them. Written in Noble’s absorbing voice, Show Don’t Tell illustrates how to develop a dramatic framework using similes and metaphors, a focused point of view, steady pacing, increasing tension, and an appeal to the senses to create solid dramatic impact. In other words, how to show, not tell! Perfect for novelists, short story writers, and those interested in writing creative nonfiction.

Josephine Nobisso s Show Don t Tell

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ISBN: 0940112132
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For ages 9-12. Presents creative writing exercises that focus on the use of adjectives and nouns. Features scratch and sniff pages, electronic sounds, comic book spreads, and Greek chorus characters.

Understanding Conflict And What It Really Means

Author: Janice Hardy
Publisher: Fiction University Press
ISBN: 9780991536481
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Do you struggle with creating conflict in your novel? You don't have to. Janice Hardy, award-winning author and founder of the popular writing site, Fiction University, takes you deep inside one of the most important aspects of storytelling--conflict. She'll help you understand what conflict really is, discuss the various aspects of conflict, and reveal why common advice on creating conflict doesn't always work. With in-depth analysis and easy-to-understand examples, Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means) looks at how to develop and create conflict in your novel. It also explores the things that affect conflict (such as tension), and the misconceptions that confuse and frustrate so many writers. This book will help you: Understand what conflict means and how to use it Tell the difference between external and internal conflicts See why conflict isn't a "one size fits all" solution Determine the type of conflict your story needs Fix lackluster scenes holding your writing back Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means) is more than just advice on what to do and what not to do-it's a down and dirty road map to how conflict works, designed to help you create the right conflict for whatever genre you're writing. By the end of this book, you'll have a solid understanding of what conflict means and the ability to use it to craft strong and compelling fiction.

Show Me Don t Tell Me

Author: Dave Holston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440339058
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to strategic communication for stronger brands! Powerful brands succeed because of the quality of the long-term relationships they establish with customers and stakeholders. At their foundation, these relationships are built upon consistent and meaningful strategic communications. These communications are developed around a framework that defines business goals, considers the audience's needs, surveys the competitive environment, identifies a unique value proposition and establishes a metric for success. Strategic communications are also integrated, bringing together marketing, public relations and internal communications. They are accountable through measurement, and they are accountable to their stakeholders, the various publics and their customers. In this book, author David Holston takes the daunting task of smart communication and makes it manageable in just four steps. Holston has worked in the areas of marketing, advertising, communication planning, design management and public affairs for leading organizations for the past 25 years. He is also a national speaker and the author of two additional books, The Strategic Designer: Tools and Techniques for Managing the Design Process and Design for Online Engagement: SEO, Content and Design Optimization for Editors and Designers. This indispensable guide provides you with a process for developing visual strategic communications that are sure to help your brands succeed.

Show Don t Tell

Author: Robyn Opie-Parnell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500689605
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you finally want to learn the secret to all great fiction writing? Do you want to write like bestselling authors? Do you want publishers to sit up and take real notice of your stories? Robyn Opie Parnell, bestselling author of ninety five published books, says: "I can't stress how important it is to grasp the profound difference between showing and telling in your writing." But what does the phrase 'Show, Don't Tell' actually mean? What is the one simple ingredient that all bestselling novels have in common? The one trait that keeps readers hooked from beginning to end? The one quality that has editors begging for more manuscripts? The authors of these books, whether they're published by a traditional publisher or self-published on-line with sites like Amazon, are all masters in the art of showing - and not telling. Let's face it, a publisher is going to show a massive preference for a professionally written manuscript containing every ingredient possible to make sure your chances of success are maximized. You positively need to 'show' and not 'tell' your stories. That's a given. But the art of actively 'showing' your story to readers versus merely 'telling' them is not a skill that comes easily to many writers. But it is a skill that can be learned - by anyone. Unfortunately, in her time as a writing teacher and mentor, Robyn has been forced to realize that many writers simply don't know what show don't tell actually entails - even if when they think they do and even when they say they do! 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 that's because nobody in authority, someone who really knows, has ever gone out of their way to explain what to do and how it's done in a down-to-earth, practical and easily achievable way. Until now. "Show, Don't Tell: The Ultimate Writers' Guide" from Robyn Opie Parnell, the bestselling author of over ninety published books, can now help you learn to enhance your own writing from the comfort of your own computer. This comprehensive guide will show you how bestselling authors create their masterpieces. You'll learn how they instantly hook audiences into each novel and keep them breathlessly turning pages until the very end. This Ultimate Writers' Guide features ten in-depth chapters and exercise segments: 1: Show, Don't Tell: What It Is And How It Works 2: Show, Don't Tell and The Various Genres 3: Show, Don't Tell and Characters 4: Show, Don't Tell - Supplemental 5: Show, Don't Tell and Dialogue 6: Show, Don't Tell and Conflict 7: Show, Don't Tell and Plot Progression 8: Show, Don't Tell and Short Stories 9: Show, Don't Tell and Editing 10: Show, Don't Tell Bonus Throughout, you receive in-depth analysis on every aspect of story construction from characterization, perfecting dialogue, handling conflict, plotting, self-editing and much more. Each module finishes with a set of simple exercises to help you hone your writing skills. This book contains specific examples from authors like EL James, JK Rowling, James Patterson, Stephen King, Dan Brown and many more accomplished authors.

Teaching What You Don t Know

Author: Therese Huston
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674035805
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In a practical and funny resource, an experienced teaching consultant offers creative strategies for teachers and professors who are handling a subject they don't know, in a book that offers tips for introducing topics in a lively style, for teaching unresponsive students, and for dealing with impossible questions.

I Hate You Don t Leave Me

Author: Jerold Jay Kreisman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399536213
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Revised and updated, the classic guide to understanding borderline personality disorder includes the latest research on the neurobiological, genetic and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections with substance abuse, PTSD, ADHD and eating disorders. Original.

Don t Make Me Think

Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321648781
Format: PDF, ePub
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Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

Workshops of Empire

Author: Eric Bennett
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609383729
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During and just after World War II, an influential group of American writers and intellectuals projected a vision for literature that would save the free world. Novels, stories, plays, and poems, they believed, could inoculate weak minds against simplistic totalitarian ideologies, heal the spiritual wounds of global catastrophe, and just maybe prevent the like from happening again. As the Cold War began, high-minded and well-intentioned scholars, critics, and writers from across the political spectrum argued that human values remained crucial to civilization and that such values stood in dire need of formulation and affirmation. They believed that the complexity of literature—of ideas bound to concrete images, of ideologies leavened with experiences—enshrined such values as no other medium could. Creative writing emerged as a graduate discipline in the United States amid this astonishing swirl of grand conceptions. The early workshops were formed not only at the time of, but in the image of, and under the tremendous urgency of, the postwar imperatives for the humanities. Vivid renderings of personal experience would preserve the liberal democratic soul—a soul menaced by the gathering leftwing totalitarianism of the USSR and the memory of fascism in Italy and Germany. Workshops of Empire explores this history via the careers of Paul Engle at the University of Iowa and Wallace Stegner at Stanford. In the story of these founding fathers of the discipline, Eric Bennett discovers the cultural, political, literary, intellectual, and institutional underpinnings of creative writing programs within the university. He shows how the model of literary technique championed by the first writing programs—a model that values the interior and private life of the individual, whose experiences are not determined by any community, ideology, or political system—was born out of this Cold War context and continues to influence the way creative writing is taught, studied, read, and written into the twenty-first century.