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Show don't tell examples

30+ Show Don’t Tell Examples for Auditory Imagery

New writers often struggle to understand the difference between showing and telling But, Most of the authors know these differences, and yet they fail to maintain the balance between showing and telling. If you’re one of them, bookmark this article that has over 300+ Show Don’t Tell Examples. These sentences are completely at your disposal. …

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Literary Devices Examples

300+ Sensory Imagery Examples to Master Creative Writing

As writers, we all struggle the most with bringing out how a character sees, perceives, smells, or feels. New writers often lag due to too much telling and too little showing. The rich imagery, the true essence, and a three-dimensional physical presence of everything around a character are what we find ourselves most entwined in. …

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Book Blurb Example

Best Book Blurb Examples & 6 tips on how to write a book blurb that sells

A book blurb is a promotional piece of information about the book written on the backside of it which reveals nothing about the book but allures the target reader into purchasing the book. This article is about what is a book blurb, what is its importance, how to write one and the book blurb examples …

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Which POV is better: A Guide to Choosing the Best Point of View

Expert Guide to Different Types of POV in Fiction: Examples & Tips

Bestselling author Dan Brown says: “POV (Point of View) is a powerful tool. It can help you color a chapter, reveal characters and exposition, and best of all, withhold information. So be excited about point of view.” Dan Brown about POV in Fiction Writing That explains why authors choose narrative voices so carefully. To be true, …

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Show, don't Tell: Know what this cliched statement means!

Show don’t tell: 7 Stupid-Simple tips to master this Golden Rule

Show don’t Tell. We often hear this from critics, readers, mentors, teachers in the writing field and they leave it up to us to understand what they mean by ‘show don’t tell’. Which ultimately leaves us, the writers with a never-ending struggle of ‘how to show and not tell’.  “Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into …

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How to Start a Novel

How to Start a Story: 9 Brilliant Ways to Write the First Chapter (Part-2)

Knowing how to start a story so that you captivate readers’ attention from the first few paragraphs is key to writing a publishable book. There is a fine line between revealing intriguing information to hook your readers and giving away the story right from the first paragraph. Your first chapter should be all about creating …

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OakWords: How to Start a Novel

How to Start a Novel: 9 Unique Ways to Kickstart Your Story (Part 1):

In early 2017, I sent a fiction book proposal to seventeen literary agents. I read over a dozen guides on ‘how to start a novel, book proposal.’ I tweaked the synopsis to perfection and made sure my proposal met their submission guidelines. Outcome: Eleven agents rejected my proposal blatantly and six of them never replied. …

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