Have you ever read a fiction book or story and thought it seemed lifeless or uninteresting?
Do you wonder why some fiction books that you’ve written never seem to gain an audience?
The problem could be that you’re telling instead of showing.
Telling is boring. Showing is engaging.
Telling is lifeless. Showing is full of life.
Telling pushes your readers away. Showing pulls your readers into your story.
Showing lets reads vividly imagine the elements of your story. Telling does the imagining for them.
Let me put it to you a different way, stories and books that show in-stead of telling are more likely to become bestsellers, earn money and make sales. Those that tell instead of show tend to get few sales and don’t reward the writer for their hard work.
If you’ve attended any writing classes, or taken writing in school, you’ve almost certainly been told that you should show and not tell. Writing teachers pound this into their students. Books repeat it over and over again, beating it into our brains. Writing critique groups harp on the point ceaselessly. Show, don’t tell.
As it turns out, showing is one of the most difficult concepts for new authors to master. It seems as if most teachers expect their writing students to just pick up on the point after a brief mention or by snapping their fingers. Yet few student graduate understanding how to show when they write a story or a book.
The purpose of this book is to address that shortcoming and teach you how to effectively show your audience what’s happening in your story. By mastering this technique, you’ll improve your works, make more sales, and best of all, cause readers to search out other books that you’ve written.