Ernest Hemingway once said, “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” Following this writing advice of “Show, Don’t Tell” is essential for a good short story, novel, or memoir. But “Showing” your characters and plot through your writing isn’t as easy as...
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Writing a memoir is very different from writing an autobiography. To write an engaging, interesting memoir, you need to know which parts of your life story to focus on and how to best present those moments to your reader. You don’t want to delve into every detail of...
When written effectively, dialogue is a powerful tool that can advance your story’s plot, create tension, establish conflict, and develop character. Good dialogue also eliminates unnecessary exposition—too much “tell” and not enough “show”—that will drag a story down...
Sooner or later, every short story writer comes across a list of writing pitfalls that are considered narrative poison. Include these elements at your own peril, you’re warned. But at Writer’s Relief, we know that many of these rules are not chiseled in stone—some are...
When writing dialogue for stories or novels, you would think it'd be easy to talk the talk. But writing strong dialogue between characters requires knowing how to use specific craft techniques effectively—and knowing which grammar mistakes to avoid! Dialogue...
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