6 solid examples of Show, Don’t Tell

I recently put together a list of examples for a Show, Don’t Tell topic for my writing group, and thought I’d share them here for my own reference and other people to enjoy: We all know what it is: Telling the reader something, when you could show it instead. I’ve heard this advice a zillion times, but it’s taken a …

Demystifying the creative writing process

I have¬†changed the strap line for Credibleink.com¬†to¬†‘Demystifying the creative writing process.’ Whoa, hold up there, Mark. Don’t you need to be a skilled professional/teacher to become an authority on a craft such as this?¬† No. You just need to know a little more than the person looking to learn, and if they like the sound of what you’re saying then, …

Regretting my POV choice & loving my revision process

Over the past few days I’ve struggled with my story. I really wanted to rewrite from a new perspective (1st POV) and began doing so. This was a huge mistake, because I will end up rewriting the whole story, and obviously, delay my production. I had forgotten why I chose 3rd person. I have found 1st POV too limiting for …

Logging my learning process

I want to¬†write up a full ‘mission’ for this site, which involves documenting my working process and the things I intend to systematically repeat for future stories and books. I am learning so much, so quickly, that I fear if I don’t write it all down, then I will lose it. So far my process works this way (much of …