This book contains specific examples from authors like EL James, JK Rowling, James Patterson, Stephen King, Dan Brown and many more accomplished authors.
Author: Robyn Opie-Parnell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Do you finally want to learn the secret to all great fiction writing? Do you want to write like bestselling authors? Do you want publishers to sit up and take real notice of your stories? Robyn Opie Parnell, bestselling author of ninety five published books, says: "I can't stress how important it is to grasp the profound difference between showing and telling in your writing." But what does the phrase 'Show, Don't Tell' actually mean? What is the one simple ingredient that all bestselling novels have in common? The one trait that keeps readers hooked from beginning to end? The one quality that has editors begging for more manuscripts? The authors of these books, whether they're published by a traditional publisher or self-published on-line with sites like Amazon, are all masters in the art of showing - and not telling. Let's face it, a publisher is going to show a massive preference for a professionally written manuscript containing every ingredient possible to make sure your chances of success are maximized. You positively need to 'show' and not 'tell' your stories. That's a given. But the art of actively 'showing' your story to readers versus merely 'telling' them is not a skill that comes easily to many writers. But it is a skill that can be learned - by anyone. Unfortunately, in her time as a writing teacher and mentor, Robyn has been forced to realize that many writers simply don't know what show don't tell actually entails - even if when they think they do and even when they say they do! What about you? Do you know how to turn tired, dry storytelling into vivid and compelling prose? Even if you do (in principle), do you still experience difficulty actually changing the way you tell stories? Well, maybe that's because nobody in authority, someone who really knows, has ever gone out of their way to explain what to do and how it's done in a down-to-earth, practical and easily achievable way. Until now. "Show, Don't Tell: The Ultimate Writers' Guide" from Robyn Opie Parnell, the bestselling author of over ninety published books, can now help you learn to enhance your own writing from the comfort of your own computer. This comprehensive guide will show you how bestselling authors create their masterpieces. You'll learn how they instantly hook audiences into each novel and keep them breathlessly turning pages until the very end. This Ultimate Writers' Guide features ten in-depth chapters and exercise segments: 1: Show, Don't Tell: What It Is And How It Works 2: Show, Don't Tell and The Various Genres 3: Show, Don't Tell and Characters 4: Show, Don't Tell - Supplemental 5: Show, Don't Tell and Dialogue 6: Show, Don't Tell and Conflict 7: Show, Don't Tell and Plot Progression 8: Show, Don't Tell and Short Stories 9: Show, Don't Tell and Editing 10: Show, Don't Tell Bonus Throughout, you receive in-depth analysis on every aspect of story construction from characterization, perfecting dialogue, handling conflict, plotting, self-editing and much more. Each module finishes with a set of simple exercises to help you hone your writing skills. This book contains specific examples from authors like EL James, JK Rowling, James Patterson, Stephen King, Dan Brown and many more accomplished authors.