Tag: #WritingAdvice

Show, Don’t Tell: Using Deep POV to Hook Your Reader

We’ve all heard the “show, don’t tell” admonition. But what exactly does it mean? And if you’ve already said your protagonist was afraid because she heard a scary noise under the bed, why isn’t that enough? In this presentation, we’ll learn the difference between showing and telling, see how to get deep into your characters’…

By jaywhistler September 22, 2021 Off

Tone, Voice, and Mood: Not Just for Angsty Teens

So often, agents, editors, and well-meaning critique partners or beta readers provide vague feedback along the lines of “the voice on this piece doesn’t feel genuine,” or “this doesn’t strike the right tone,” without any specifics to back up their statements, as if knowledge of tone, mood, and voice is built into a writer’s DNA.…

By jaywhistler March 5, 2020 Off