Show, Don’t Tell

Sunday, Feb. 24
10 am – 1 pm
The Ink Spot/San Diego Writers, Ink
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Show, Don't TellThe most common advice given writers is, “Show, don’t tell.” But what exactly do those words mean? And how do writers put it into practice? This workshop takes a close-up look at detail—that most important element of craft—and how to make good writing that reveals rather than explains and that moves the audience from reading to experiencing. We will talk about the difference between dramatic scenes and narrative summary, how sensory details invite the reader into the world of the story, the use of verbs that create combustible sentences, and how to move out of the mind and into the motion of the story.

Writers of all genres and all levels of experience are invited to join this lively and fast-paced three-hour workshop.