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October 2023

Maintaining Pace

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What gets readers hooked? What keeps them reading? Your story needs something that grabs the imagination from the first page, so the reader is drawn in enough to turn the page — and to keep turning. Resist describing your setting in great detail on page one, tempting as it is. … Read More »Maintaining Pace

‘Show, Don’t Tell’  

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As writers, most of us have heard the advice: ‘Show, don’t tell.’ But what does it really mean, and how can we use this guidance to improve our storytelling? What is it? ‘Show, don’t tell’ is a technique that encourages writers to paint vivid pictures in their readers’ minds rather… Read More »‘Show, Don’t Tell’