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Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It) ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It) Author Janice Hardy – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 as 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 Understanding Show, PDF/EPUB or 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,Understanding Show, Don t Tell And Really Getting Itlooks 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 Her easy to understand examples will show you clear before and after text and demonstrate how telling words change the prose You ll learn how to find the right balance between description, narrative, and internalization for the strongest impact These examples will also demonstrate why showing the wrong details can sound just as dull as telling 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 Itis 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.


10 thoughts on “Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)

  1. G.H. Eckel G.H. Eckel says:

    It s rare to find a book that can actually make a difference in your writing If you re an author, like me, you ve read your fair share of how to books While all of them entertain good ideas, few if any have made a real impact on my writing Not so with Janice Hardy s book It s secret is giving you a list of red flag words that you ll find in your writing that highlight all of the places you re Telling not Showing Like everyone else, I ve been told to show not tell Of course, that s what I It s rare to find a book that can actually make a difference in your writing If you re an author, like me, you ve read your fair share of how to books While all of them entertain good ideas, few if any have made a real impact on my writing Not so with Janice Hardy s book It s secret is giving you a list of red flag words that you ll find in your writing that highlight all of the places you re Telling not Showing Like everyone else, I ve been told to show not tell Of course, that s what I was doing Not Armed with Hardy s list of words, I can see clearly now all of the times I m telling After reading this book, you ll see your writing with new eyes If you re an author, this is a must read


  2. Julia Ash Julia Ash says:

    This book is such an awesome resource Janice Hardy takes commonly told advice Show, Don t Tell and uses clear examples to show what it means and how to spot it in your writing Most importantly, she provides lists of look for words which help flag telling prose So happy I read this book


  3. Olivia Olivia says:

    This book is a great tool for any writer trying to understand the much heard advice, show don t tell Armed with ample examples, this is a book that really takes this advice apart, making it easy to understand for new writers.


  4. writegeist writegeist says:

    Good information with lots of practical recommendations for how to ferret out those pesky telling passages or at least to know when and why you choose to tell rather than show Hardy points out there are times when telling is appropriate A quick read and worth spending the time.


  5. Melanie Hill Melanie Hill says:

    This book is essential reading for all authors I now really understand what showing and telling are and when to use them I will read this book every year just to refresh and remind myself I am looking forward to using the check list and the helpful descriptions to pick out the red flag words.


  6. A.S. A.S. says:

    How could this be any less than 5 stars One of the best writing books I ve read I ve heard the advice show, don t tell over and over again, but NO ONE EXPLAINED WTF IT MEANT This book did And it does so thoroughly I feel like after only one read, I can significant elevate my writing It s a short book guys 115 pages Read it.


  7. Jorge Rodighiero Jorge Rodighiero says:

    Simply amazing The best book I have read to improve my writing Brief and to the point.


  8. Bill Tillman Bill Tillman says:

    Don t publish without dogearing this book This is a book to battle really mean villians, those TELLING WORDS But a real cheat sheet at the back of the book would have been a great plus


  9. Cecily Paterson Cecily Paterson says:

    Really helpfulThis was the best treatment of this topic I ve seen I ll be recommending it to the writers I edit and coach.


  10. Sten Rosendahl Sten Rosendahl says:

    This is THE book to read if you need to know what show, don t tell really is about It does not only have a lot of illustrative real world examples, it goes further to teach you a lotabout how dialogue, perspective and the level of detail affects the reader of a story.


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