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March 22, 2014 00:21:56
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Episode 6 - The serious business of writing something funny

This is the last of the five techniques for showing not telling - and arguably it's the hardest one to do. Humour is a serious business and requires precision and integrity in its execution. Precision in terms of timing and editing, and integrity in terms of keeping the characters and scene believable. ...

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March 08, 2014 00:15:27
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Episode 5 - The power of suggestion

In this episode we look at another dimension of showing not telling, and that's the potential for hinting, suggesting or implying something rather than telling the reader outright. One of the most powerful tools we have as creative writers is derived from the fact that a hint or suggestion, well understood, will always have more power than something said explicitly. ...

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February 22, 2014 00:08:04
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Episode 4 - The zest of the orange the icy tingle of the stream in winter

In this episode I will explain how you can use sensory language to show rather than tell your story ...

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February 16, 2014 00:11:19
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Episode 3 - Sparse and Specific Description

How to use a small number of very specific descriptive cues to show your reader both scene and character ...

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February 07, 2014 00:14:29
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Episode 2 - Dialogue

Practical, accessible advice on using dialogue in your creative writing to develop character, build tension and progress the plot of your story. ...

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January 24, 2014 00:13:40
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Episode 1 - Showing not telling

The Creative Writer's Toolbelt provides practical, accessible advice for Creative Writers ...

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