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.
"Telling" rather than "showing" is the major culprit behind writing that doesn't engage. Although many authors know and have heard of the term, it is still one of the biggest problems we see authors facing in the manuscripts that come in to us for appraisal.
We have been appraising manuscripts and helping authors vastly improve their writing over the course of nearly fifteen years. In that time we have developed tried and tested pieces of advice and techniques to help writers tackle their biggest issues and challenges.