show don’t tell

Storytelling Tips

5 Storytelling Tips to Win Readers

When the freelance gurus at TurnPoint asked me to outline my top five storytelling tips as a fiction editor, I was happy to oblige. Almost every rough draft I encounter would benefit from at least one, if not all of these storytelling tips. But before you toss that manuscript away, rest assured, each…

show don't tell rule

‘Show Don’t Tell’ Rule

Rule: SHOW us the goods, don’t TELL us to buy them.   The old ‘show don’t tell’ rule is one of the most important for good writing, and once you understand it you’ll find yourself cringing over old work that suddenly appears gauche and overstated (I know I did). So,…