Do you finally want to learn the secret to all great fiction writing? Do you aspire to write like a bestselling author? Would you like publishers to sit up and take notice of your stories?
Robyn Opie Parnell, bestselling author of over NINETY published books, says: “I can’t stress how important it is to grasp the profound difference between showing and telling in your fiction writing.”
But what does the phrase “Show, Don’t Tell” actually mean?
What is the one simple ingredient that all bestselling novels have in common? The one trait that keeps readers hooked from beginning to end? The one quality that has editors begging for more manuscripts? The authors of these books, whether they’re published by a traditional publisher or self-published on-line with sites like Amazon, are all masters in the art of showing and not telling.
Let’s face it, publishers are going to demonstrate a massive preference for professionally written manuscripts containing every ingredient possible to make sure the chances of success are maximized. Therefore, in order for them to choose your manuscripts, you positively need to “show” and not “tell” your stories. That’s a given. But the art of actively “showing” your story to readers versus merely “telling” them is not a skill that comes easily to many writers. However, it is a skill that can be learned – by anyone with a will for writing success.
In her time as a writing teacher and mentor, Robyn has been forced to realize that many writers simply don’t know what “show don’t tell” actually entails – even when they think they do and even when they say they do!
What about you? Do you know how to turn tired, dry storytelling into vivid and compelling prose? Even if you do (in principle), do you still experience difficulty actually changing the way you tell stories? Well, maybe that’s because nobody in authority, someone who really knows, has ever gone out of their way to explain what to do and how it’s done in a down-to-earth, practical and easily achievable way. Until now.
“Show, Don’t Tell: The Ultimate Writers’ Guide” from Robyn Opie Parnell, the bestselling author of over ninety published books, can now help you enhance your own fiction writing from the comfort of your computer. This comprehensive guide will show you how bestselling authors use the technique of “show, don’t tell” to create their masterpieces. You’ll learn how they instantly hook audiences into each novel and keep them breathlessly turning pages until the very end.
This Ultimate Writers’ Guide features ten in-depth chapters and exercise segments on show don’t tell: what it is and how it works, fiction genres, characters, dialogue, conflict, plot progression, short story writing and editing for maximum effect. Robyn Opie Parnell includes more than 60 examples, which she discusses in detail to assist you in mastering show, don’t tell. Each chapter ends with a set of simple exercises to help you hone your own writing skills.
Show, don’t tell. It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? But do you really know the difference? Telling is so implicit in the soul of so many writers, it could be you’re not even aware when you’re doing it to the detriment of your success. Don’t take the risk that you’re missing out on your chance to become a bestselling author.
If you’re in any doubt whatsoever about show don’t tell, you MUST read this book.
This book contains specific examples from accomplished authors like EL James, JK Rowling, James Patterson, Stephen King, Dan Brown and many more.