Daily Archives: August 22, 2013

Show, Don’t Tell—Using Setting to Deepen Your Characters

Great post by Kristen Lamb, author of RIse of the Machines – Human Authors in a Digital World

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Social media is an amazing tool, and it is a wonderful time to be a writer, but, I am going to point out the pink elephant in the room. We still have to write a darn good book. If we don’t write a darn good book, then no amount of promotion can help us. Sorry. That’s like putting lipstick on a wildebeest.

Not only am I here to help you guys ROCK building an author platform, but I’m also here to train you to be stronger writers…and make you eat your veggies and sit up straight. You, in the back. Did you take your vitamins this morning? Posture! Did you floss? They don’t call me the WANA Mama for nothing, you know ;).

Many times I am asked to expound on the difference between showing and telling. Setting is a great tool to do exactly that.

Today we are going…

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Is it Friday Yet? ( Aug 22)

Gaston courtesy of Maxine from France (originally posted on Cuteoverload.com)

Ever have one of those days (particularly on Thursday) where it feels like you are overloaded and just have too much work? The mutant couch has conspired to devour you whole before you get any work done. Never fear there is always hope. One day at a time is my motto and sometimes you need to let the couch win. Take a break, recharge your batteries and start fresh tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Friday!

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