The old advice of “show don’t tell” is really important. This is a great little post about reducing the number of “telling” sections and swapping them for “showing”.
“Show don’t tell” is probably the most commonly given advice in writing. So why is it so important?
via Changing Telling into Showing — ML Keller- The Manuscript Shredder
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Smell is one of the most often overlooked senses in fiction, yet it can be one of the most powerfully evocative if used well. Including the scents present in a scene can be used to add texture, depth and even personality.
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On my “About” page, it says that I’m working on my first Male/Male Paranormal Romance. That’s true. What it leaves out is that last year I wrote a Paranormal Romance with a non-LGBT main pairing. That book, though it was published (under another pseudonym), didn’t sell a lot of copies. The problem? My suspicion is that the two elements of “paranormal” and “romance” didn’t quite fit together in my book, and potential readers picked up on that.
“It’s not enough for the paranormal and the romance elements to be present – they need to work in harmony.”
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