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FREE COURSE: How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories
‘Show, don’t tell,’ is valuable advice for any writer. But even more so for a short story writer.
The limited word count in a short story means our writing has to work much harder. We don’t have 80 000 words to explain and describe, but the reader still needs to understand.
There are a few steps you can take to change your writing from ‘telling’ to ‘showing’, and we’ll be discussing them in the emails.
The ‘How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories’ free course will be broken down into nine emails. You will receive one email a day until the course is completed. Each instalment includes theory, examples, and exercises.
What The Course Includes:
- The difference between ‘showing’ and ‘telling’. (Email 1)
- How to ‘show’. We will discuss the 7 techniques we use to ‘show’. (Emails 2-8)
- When to ‘tell’. In the last email, we will discuss when you should ‘tell’. (Email 9)
Sign up for the course here: How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories: Free Course
Who is Mia Botha?
This course was written by Mia Botha. Mia is a writer who wanted to figure out the novel-writing process for herself and along the way she turned into a writing teacher. She’s been teaching, guiding, and sharing her knowledge for almost ten years. She founded the 12 Short Stories in 12 Months and the 12 Poems in 12 Months challenges. She is also the author of Write the Crap Out of It and Other Short Story Writing Advice.
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