Hi all; Julie here! Today’s post goes back to basics with a discussion of Show Don’t Tell. (For other approaches to this rule, you can read JJ’s piece on balancing the mix of showing and telling, Pub Crawl alum Susan Dennard’s post on using showing and telling on macro and micro levels, and Kat’s approach to when to show and when to tell.) There are few rules of craft that can be applied to a […]
Archive | January, 2017
This week JJ and Kelly continue with their Publishing 101 REDUX series with Submissions. As per usual, JJ Keeps Things Probably a Little Too Real. Als: JJ finally gets Kelly to admit that puns are great, and they discuss their love of Lemony Snicket.
Until an author gets published (and even afterward), I’m willing to bet that many of their friends, family, and acquaintances think their writing is just a hobby. After all, they have a real job to pay the bills, right? Even if they’re serious about getting published, beginning writers also may think of writing as something they only do on the side. They squeeze it into the “extra” hours of the day–on lunch breaks, early in the morning, late at night after […]
Here’s something I do in my first drafts a lot, and always have to trim out in my revisions. I bet I’m not alone. I often find myself writing out the mundane actions of how to sleep or get out of bed. Why? I don’t know. It’s not like my readers don’t know how to get out of bed. First you sit up, then you whine about the sunlight, then you swing your feet over […]
This week Kelly and JJ revisit an old topic: Querying & Representation! It’s been over a year since we last discussed this topic, so we decided to give it another go. Plus, Kelly has news that is highly relevant to this week’s episode. 😉