The Truth about “Show, Don’t Tell” (and the Art of Skipping the Boring Parts)
Saturday, May 4, 1-4pm
Presented by Crescent Dragonwagon
It’s advice almost every writer has heard: “Show, don’t tell.” But what does it actually mean? And is it actually sound advice? If “showing” is so good, why is it so difficult? If “telling” is so bad, why do so many of us do it?
Get clear once and for all on the difference between a show and a tell. Learn to stop telling — even in exposition and transitions, two common places where writers of both novels and memoir bog down. Best of all, you’ll explore and discover how to show using your unique material, in the voice that belongs only to you.
Cost is $125. We will be writing in class, so please bring a spiral notebook and several pens with which you enjoy writing. Laptops are optional; generally, we suggest their use only if writing by hand is uncomfortable for you. Class size limited to 20. Ages 16 and up, please. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)
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