• Style,  Writing

    How to Tell Effectively in Fiction

    Effective telling? But I’ve been told “show, don’t tell”—now you’re telling me I have to tell effectively? I’m so confused! Don’t be, dear reader. The first two episodes in this six-part blog series, Showing and Telling Made Easy, will give you the grounding you need to wrap your head around ‘telling effectively’. So far, we’ve covered 3 Reasons to Show Before You Tell and 5 Tools that Show and Tell in Fiction. Check them out if you haven’t already. So what do I mean by effective telling? Well, there are times when it’s acceptable, even necessary, to tell rather than show in fiction. But there’s telling that will put your readers to sleep—and then…

  • Style,  Writing

    5 Tools that Show and Tell in Fiction

    “I know I’m supposed to show rather than tell, but how do I do it? And when must I do it? Every new writer. Ever. Are you a fiction writer struggling to master how to show and when to tell your story? This episode of Showing and Telling Made Easy will take you back to basics as we take a close look at the tools fiction writers use to communicate their stories. To understand the difference between showing and telling, and the importance of showing before you tell, read episode one of Showing and Telling Made Easy—3 Reasons to Show Before You Tell. 5 Tools that Show and Tell When you sit down to put…