Posts Tagged ‘show don’t tell’

Ten Great Posts From 2012!

January 1st, 2013 No comments

It’s yearly-round-up-time! I much prefer this way of celebrating the new year to keeping your neighbours awake phoning everyone you know and yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” at them, then keeping your crappy party music going until four in the morning. Read more…

“Show Don’t Tell” – A Rule Made To Be Broken?

September 15th, 2012 6 comments

“Show don’t tell” is a writing maxim as tired as “write what you know”, or “writers write”. But it seems whenever it’s mentioned the writer tells you to take the rule with a pinch of salt or flat out ignore it altogether! What’s the deal? Read more…

What Game of Thrones can teach about showing a world

July 16th, 2011 2 comments

I was having a conversation with @thedavidwwright (from the excellent Collective Inkwell) on Twitter last week about the excellent Game of Thrones TV series. I thought it would be worth expanding on it a bit. Read more…

Character hotseating

June 17th, 2010 No comments

I want to talk for a bit about developing well developed characters. I’ve mentioned back-story before, but not in this context. I’m of the opinion that the most important part of a character is their history. It informs their reactions to current events, and in contemporary story-telling, sometimes a character’s reactions are all you’ve got to describe the character. Read more…