Show, Don’t Tell

TypewriterMiniContrary to my recent Words posting, Writer Shplock, my own writing has thankfully not ground to a dismal halt. In fact, progress is being made on a daily basis. I am about a third of the way through my novel. And, although I don’t want to jinx it, I am hoping to have my first draft completed by next Spring. Hoping.

But that’s not what I want to write about. I want to tell you about a radical new approach that I’m using that seems to have accelerated my work, and that is making the process a lot more enjoyable – dare I say even fun. And it is forcing me to follow one of the most oft-repeated directives of good fiction writing… show, don’t tell.

See Show, Don’t Tell in the Words section of this blog.


About wordswithbrad

Let's see. I guess first and foremost I am a life wanderer on a journey of discovery and experience. Can you tell I am a child of the sixties? Along the way I have become many things ... a College Professor (now retired after 28 wonderful years), a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, a singer/songwriter, a musician, an artist, a world traveler, a fan of science fiction and history, and a student of human nature. But my greatest accomplishments are being father to two of the most amazing and accomplished young men I have ever known, and husband to the incredible and delightful woman who made that possible.
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One Response to Show, Don’t Tell

  1. Hello Brad, delighted that you are getting on with your novel. We are waiting with abated breath for you to finish it. I too have started using wordpress for certain more serious blog posts at I have added ‘notify me’ now so that I will know of your new posts here.

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