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Show Don’t Tell is a Layer Cake by Sandy Vaile

I’m Sandy Vaile, a romantic-suspense writer who was a chef in a past life, hence all the food analogies in my workshops. Everyone has heard the “show don’t tell” adage, but it’s not always an easy thing to understand and apply to your own work. It is often confusing, because it’s riddled with contradictions and …
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Write What You Know, Fill the Well by Jaye Garland

We’ve all heard the phrases, “write what you know,” and “fill the well,” but what do those concepts actually mean? In short, get actual life events that you (or someone you know) have experienced down in story form, but make the events bigger, brighter, better. What? You don’t think you’ve lived a colorful life? Of …