Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show & When to Tell for Powerful & Balanced Writing PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laurie Alberts

Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show & When to Tell for Powerful & Balanced Writing

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Publication date: May 2010
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Write vibrant scenes and essential summaries"Show-don't tell." How many times have you heard this standard bit of writing advice? It's so common in writing courses and critiques that it has become a cliché. Writers are often told to write scenes, dramatize, cut exposition, cut summary-but it's misguided advice. The truth is good writing almost always requires both showing and telling. The trick is finding the right balance of scene and summary-the two basic components of creative prose. Showing and Telling shows you how to employ each of these essential techniques in the appropriate places within a narrative. You'll learn how to:write scenes and cut exposition compress time and summarize background information create graceful transitionseffectively inject interpretationand more Complete with examples from bestsellers and interactive exercises, this comprehensive guide offers an in-depth look at scene development, the role of reflection in storytelling, the art of summarizing, and how to bring it all together.
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Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show & When to Tell for Powerful & Balanced Writing PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laurie Alberts
Writers Digest Books, May 2010
ISBN: 9781599631592
EAN:  9781599631592
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $16.99 eBook price: $12.99
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Writers Digest Books, January 2012
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