Show Don’t Tell: The Writer’s Golden Rule with Cynthia Owens

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Class Length
4 Weeks
Show Don’t Tell: The Writer’s Golden Rule looks at different techniques of putting your readers into your story, and how to use them.

We will cover:
· Show vs. Tell?—Examines the difference between telling a story and showing it.
· The Five Senses—How to use the senses effectively.
· Action!—Using strong, active verbs past.
· Actions Speak Louder Than Words—Using Body Language.
· I Second That Emotion—Action, reaction, and inner thought.
· The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue—The unique voice and speech tags.
· The Devil’s in the Details—Using details while avoiding detail overload.
· Where in the World?—Using setting to show your story.
· Final Lesson – Show me your show-don’t-tell!

Included in the workshop is a workbook with assignments, checklists, worksheets, and more.
Class Format
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Cynthia Owens
Start date
Feb 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 6, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 9, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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Cynthia was great! I've been practicing show-don't-tell for about one year and needed to make sure I was understanding the concept before I submit my manuscript to agents. For that reason, I really appreciated this class and would recommend it to writers who have no idea what show-don't-tell means (they are starting from square one) or even if they have a bit of experience with the technique but are wanting feedback from a pro (Cynthia gave several opportunities for that throughout the course).