Show, Don’t Tell Disambiguation

What’s at the root of the “Show, Don’t Tell” concept, what does showing look like, and how might people abuse showing? An exploration of this oft-cited piece of writing advice.

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Show, Don’t Tell Disambiguation

Varieties of Omniscience

Using an omniscient narrator? It may help to be aware of these two dimensions, which account for the varieties of omniscient approaches.

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Varieties of Omniscience

A Glossary of Assorted Writing Craft Terms

I’ve put together a series on YouTube that attempts to define, clarify, or otherwise demystify various writing craft terms. Here, I’ve listed the terms I’ve already examined, and I’ll post additions as more videos are published.

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A Glossary of Assorted Writing Craft Terms

Why Most Writing Rules Can Be Broken

Almost every writing “rule” can be broken. I offer three meta-principles for why that is and some thoughts on how we should approach the rules if they can be broken.

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Why Most Writing Rules Can Be Broken