Understanding Show, Don't Tell
One piece of writing advice that often gets passed on is “show, don’t tell.” But what does that mean, exactly? We'll unpack this golden rule of writing on the scene and the sentence level and discuss why it's important to both show and tell. We'll review published excerpts and practice with a few in-class exercises. By the end of the class, you'll understand the difference between showing and telling and learn how to incorporate both in your writing.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
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- Generate New Work
- Study Published Writing
- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- Class Discussion
- The Novel
- Short Fiction
- Professional Development & Skills