Monthly Archives: September 2016

Show don’t tell (well, sometime tell)

If you’ve taken up fiction writing as a hobby it is best to become familiar with the common piece of advice to show don’t tell. What does it mean to show don’t tell. On the outside it seems so simple. … Continue reading

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Writer as Carpenter – how writing is a craft

I’m increasingly annoyed by creative writing teachers who talk about “exploring your creativity” as the sole act of fiction writing. Sometimes they talk about teaching creativity as if that was something that could be taught. Everyone is creative; everyone makes … Continue reading

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