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The Resource Showing & telling : learn how to show & when to tell for powerful & balanced writing, Laurie Alberts

Showing & telling : learn how to show & when to tell for powerful & balanced writing, Laurie Alberts

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Showing & telling : learn how to show & when to tell for powerful & balanced writing
Title
Showing & telling
Title remainder
learn how to show & when to tell for powerful & balanced writing
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Alberts
Title variation
Showing and telling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Write vibrant scenes and essential summaries "Show-don't tell." How many times have you heard this standard bit of writing advice? It's so common in writing courses and critiques that it has become a cliché. Writers are often told to write scenes, dramatize, cut exposition, cut summary-but it's misguided advice. The truth is good writing almost always requires both showing and telling. The trick is finding the right balance of scene and summary-the two basic components of creative prose. Showing and Telling shows you how to employ each of these essential techniques in the appropriate places within a narrative. You'll learn how to: write scenes and cut exposition compress time and summarize background information create graceful transitions effectively inject interpretation and more Complete with examples from bestsellers and interactive exercises, this comprehensive guide offers an in-depth look at scene development, the role of reflection in storytelling, the art of summarizing, and how to bring it all together
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Alberts, Laurie
Dewey number
808.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1408
LC item number
.A447 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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  • Creative writing
  • Authorship
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • Authorship
  • Creative writing
  • English language
Label
Showing & telling : learn how to show & when to tell for powerful & balanced writing, Laurie Alberts
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The purposes of scenes -- Types of scenes -- Scene structure -- Tools of the scene trade -- The sins of scenes -- The uses of summary -- Reflection -- More tools of the summary trade -- The sins of summary -- Using summary to set up scenes -- Inserting summary in the midst of scenes -- Inserting scene in the midst of summary -- Scene, summary and pace -- Following a scene with reflective summary -- Balancing scene and summary -- Transitions -- Beginnings and endings
Control code
776201253
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599631721
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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f87274ba-ad8f-4f1d-8867-e6714bb1e221
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776201253
Label
Showing & telling : learn how to show & when to tell for powerful & balanced writing, Laurie Alberts
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The purposes of scenes -- Types of scenes -- Scene structure -- Tools of the scene trade -- The sins of scenes -- The uses of summary -- Reflection -- More tools of the summary trade -- The sins of summary -- Using summary to set up scenes -- Inserting summary in the midst of scenes -- Inserting scene in the midst of summary -- Scene, summary and pace -- Following a scene with reflective summary -- Balancing scene and summary -- Transitions -- Beginnings and endings
Control code
776201253
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599631721
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f87274ba-ad8f-4f1d-8867-e6714bb1e221
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776201253

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