Writing Tip: Your Craft is Showing—Dialogue

When two or more characters are having a conversation about something that everyone involved already knows, it becomes obvious that you, the author, are using dialogue as a tool to convey information to me, the reader. Now instead of being lost within the story, I’m...

The Golden Rule: Show, Don’t Tell

This is hands-down the most common advice I give to writers, and probably the most common feedback writers hear from editors in general. Showing means guiding readers to draw their own conclusions rather than reporting to us what transpired. It means allowing me to...

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