One of the most frequent pieces of advice our editors give to our authors is to use the "Show Don't Tell" technique in their writing. We hear it so often, but how many of us actually know what it means and how to use it in our own writing?
This guide teaches you what the phrase actually means, how to spot when you should be 'showing' and not 'telling' (and when it's ok to 'tell') and how to perfect this technique.
You know that if you can't get a handle on writing dialogue it is going to hold you back and stop you achieving your dreams as a writer because it is such a vital part of what makes great writing.
As we were going through some of our regular manuscript appraisal reports, we noticed a consistent pattern of problems for our writers that kept cropping up when writing dialogue.
So we decided to compile a guide to perfecting dialogue based on these issues, teaching you how to tackle them in your own writing - without having to go through the process of a manuscript appraisal first. You can save that for when you think your manuscript is the best it can be and is ready for another pair of eyes!
This guide has worked for people who have needed help with writing their dialogue and also for those who wanted to inject a little extra life into their characters and tweak and vary the pace in their writing.