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Four Tips On How To Show And Not Tell In Your Writing

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One of the most common pieces of writing advice is ‘show, do not tell.’ It is a piece of advice, however, that is rarely understood. The question that most commonly arises, near instantaneously among students is, ‘how can I avoid telling in my writing’? This is because there is a misconception that to ‘show, do […]

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Subverting the ‘norm’ of writing?

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There’s this interesting concept in modern literature: subversion. Essentially it’s the idea of challenging the ‘norm’ in writing. You see it in popular fantasy for instance, which is a genre I do read plenty of, whereby new authors attempt to make their work stand out by subverting common archetypes in new and varying ways.  There […]