Are you showing or telling?

Telling a story is not the same as showing it. Telling, or exposition, is a mere recitation of the facts. Exposition is telling. To illustrate the difference between telling and showing, think of a trade show. You’ve got all the booths lined up and everybody is hawking something. Why do…

Breaking Solitary

Breaking solitary is not easy for a writer. As writers, we need to be alone. I thrive on living in my head. Inventing worlds known only to me. Please do not interrupt when my characters are speaking, thinking, acting, planning, and plotting, thank you very much. Sometimes, though, I need…
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