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  1. MilesTro replied to the thread Getting Away With Telling.

    When the author writes the information in the narrative, whether than having the characters speak about it.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:24 PM
  2. archer88i replied to the thread Sacrifice progress.

    Grier is fucking killing me. Yesterday was the biweekly workshop. We moved it forward a week because of Thanksgiving, meaning that we...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:22 PM
  3. Lucas Knight set their occupation to Disabled - Pending Writer.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:19 PM
  4. Lucas Knight set their location as Bangor, ME.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:19 PM
  5. Lucas Knight has a new avatar.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:16 PM
  6. MilesTro liked jannert's post in the thread Getting Away With Telling.

    Yes, exactly. That's why I get bothered when people talk about how you should show and not tell. In a particular instance that might...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:12 PM
  7. archer88i replied to the thread Saddest Two-Sentence Story?.

    I like that one, but that may be because--given its first person perspective--it comes across as a rather humorous lament. Like the kind...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:09 PM
  8. SethLoki replied to the thread Getting Away With Telling.

    Agreed, and an awareness to know the balance needs to be brought. I like your phrasing 'excessive showing' and 'militant telling' btw....

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:06 PM
  9. GrahamLewis replied to the thread A Haiku to Start a Novel....

    A blown fuse. And in the boring darkness Everyone lit up.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:54 PM
  10. GrahamLewis replied to the thread Saddest Two-Sentence Story?.

    I thought they said the red wire. If I had another chance I'd listen more carefully.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:52 PM
  11. Lucas Knight liked 8Bit Bob's post in the thread Where do you write?.

    I just thought this would be a fun little thread :p So where do you write? Inside, outside? Do you have a specific "writing room"? I...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:48 PM
  12. SethLoki liked EdFromNY's post in the thread Getting Away With Telling.

    This brings us to that old but useful saw, "the first draft is the writer telling him/herself the story". This is probably especially...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:34 PM
  13. GrahamLewis posted a new entry in his/her blog: To build a fire

    "But a spark still burned so I saved the life . . .." I decided to start a fire today, the second of the season. Impatient as usual, I...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:33 PM
  14. Skibbs replied to the thread Getting Away With Telling.

    Reiterating what everyone else has practically summed up, I think, if you write in a style that suggests to the reader (sub-consciously...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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