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Showing and Telling. …including some i deas I stole from BLOGGER Dave Hood to add to what I already know…. Because that’s how learning works! http://davehood59.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/creative-writing-the-techniques-of-showing-and-telling/. TELLING. Summarize Compress

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showing and telling

Showing and Telling

…including some ideas I stole from BLOGGER Dave Hood to add to what I already know…. Because that’s how learning works!

http://davehood59.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/creative-writing-the-techniques-of-showing-and-telling/

telling
TELLING
  • Summarize
  • Compress
  • Fewer concrete and specific details
  • No sensory imagery
  • Don’t create the scene
amanda was bored because she was grounded and wasn t allowed to use any of her devices

Amanda was bored because she was grounded and wasn’t allowed to use any of her devices.

This is TELLING.

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Remember when you show a reader something, as opposed to telling a reader something, you are going to make use of:
  • dialogue
  • description using sensory imagery (sound, sight, touch, smell)
  • figurative language like simile, metaphor, personification
  • thoughts and feelings
describe the scene
Describe the scene

USE SENSES

Sight

Smell

Touch

Sound

Taste

Dialogue

Description

Action

Thoughts and feelings

Figurative language

when should i show from dave s blog
When should I show? (From Dave’s Blog)
  • Conflictin the mind of the character or with another character or society
  • Setbacks or obstaclesthat prevent the character from achieving his or her goal
  • Turning point, such as an illness, marriage break up, job loss
  • Crisis, such as when you or the character runs out of options and must make a painful and stressful decision.
also from the blog
Also from the BLOG
  • As well, when developing a character, you construct the character sketch or profile with vivid details, concrete and particular description, describing the behaviour of a character within a scene. In fiction, you rely on the character sketch or profile to compose your imaginary character. In a personal essay, you share important details, such as personality traits, about yourself.
amanda was bored because she was grounded and wasn t allowed to use any of her devices1

Amanda was bored because she was grounded and wasn’t allowed to use any of her devices.

Your turn – show, don’t tell. You want the reader to FEEL it!

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Amanda flopped onto the couch on her back, groaning. She shoved one pillow under her head and kicked the other viciously off the end of the couch. Nothing, nothing, nothing to do. Well, not nothing, but nothing she was allowed to do. Her hands felt itchy, like they should be doing something, but had forgotten
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