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Forget Show and Tell

October 16th 2013

In this exercise, which brings the action of your stories to life, LYNDA NASH tells us to forget Show and Tell and banish the ‘rules’ to Writing Room 101: ‘That old adage ‘show don’t tell’ is the bane of many a beginner writer’s life…’

Exercise: Pick and Mix

August 29th 2012

Creative writing prompts are a great way to get the juices flowing when faced with that most terrifying of sights: the blank page.’ RIN SIMPSON

Exercise: Characters in Hiding

June 13th 2012

If you are anything like me, the act of writing a first draft includes periods when the work is “sticky” and there is a feeling that the words are having to be forced to come out, a feeling that I am controlling the action.’ VANESSA GEBBIE sets an exercise with hidden characters.

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