Show, don’t tell: Part two – Landscapes and environments

If you haven’t already, check out my earlier blog post Show, don’t tell: Part one. This blog post will make so much more sense if you do. So, we know why we should show, not tell and we’ve discussed how this applies to character actions and emotions, but what about the setting? Should you tell …

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Show, don’t tell: Part one

Show, don’t tell. You’ve probably heard that before, right? But you may be left wondering how. How, exactly, do you show, not tell? And perhaps more curiously, why should you? Telling tells the reader what has happened/is happening, but showing allows the reader to experience it along with the character(s). Showing draws the reader in, …

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Tone of voice. What is it and why does it matter?

So you’ve decided to start a business. Company name, logo, colour palette and perhaps even uniform have all been considered. Everything about the way your company looks. But how much time have you given to how your company sounds?   What is a “tone of voice”? Even as a solopreneur, it’s important to consider how …

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Why saying “I’m sorry” scares the sh*t out of me.

We all have words we find difficult to say. For some, it’s “I love you”, for others it’s saying “no”. For me, it’s “I’m sorry”. But the reason why feels a little silly. If I have to say I’m sorry, it means that I’ve made a mistake and upset you. And also probably disappointed and …

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Find someone who can make you uncomfortable. Then don’t ever let them go.

How good are you at recognising when somebody needs a little bit of encouragement, or a little push to enable them to really shine? How good are you at recognising potential, and then having the confidence in yourself to push that person outside of their comfort zone, knowing that for those few minutes, they’ll truly …

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#WriteMeAChallenge – Number 3

Following on from last week's post on #WriteMeAChallenge, Ginny Lemarie is next! Ginny commented: What a great idea Stacey B ! #WriteMeAChallenge can you do something with animals, specifically horses..?! Now, while the previous two were quite a specific plot, this was pretty open. That's not a bad thing, but a challenge in a different …

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