Thursday, December 22, 2005

USE YOUR WORDS

It all comes down to word choice, and as writers we have often been admonished to "Show, Don't Tell." Did you know that in the book Jaws the word "shark" does not appear at all in the first chapter? (I learned that recently from an editor at a Southern Breeze conference.) Today, be inspired by that kind of writing. Write about something important to you, but never tell us what that something is. Show us.

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  1. Just want you to know you have a reader here who values and enjoys your tips and challenges.

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