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Showing and Telling

Showing and Telling - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1582977058

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ISBN13: 978-1582977058
ISBN10: 1582977054
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
Published: 2010
International: No

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Showing and Telling - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1582977058

Laurie Alberts

ISBN13: 978-1582977058
ISBN10: 1582977054
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10
Publisher: Writers Digest Books

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Write vibrant scenes and essential summaries''Show-don't tell.'' How many times have you heard this standard bit of writing advice? It's so common in writing courses and critiques that it has become a cliche. Writers are often told to write scenes, dramatize, cut exposition, cut summary-but it's misguided advice. The truth is good writing almost always requires both showing and telling. The trick is finding the right balance of scene and summary-the two basic components of creative prose.Showing and Tellingshows you how to employ each of these essential techniques in the appropriate places within a narrative. You'll learn how to:· write scenes and cut exposition· compress time and summarize background information· create graceful transitions· effectively inject interpretation· and moreComplete with examples from bestsellers and interactive exercises, this comprehensive guide offers an in-depth look at scene development, the role of reflection in storytelling, the art of summarizing, and how to bring it all together. ***Includes an analysis of the short story ''Russia Is a Fish'' by Laurie Alberts, award-winning author ofThe Price of Land in Shelby,Lost Daughters, andTempting Fate.

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