What Just Happened?

Consider the following lines: Amanda put the car in park and killed the engine. Nothing happened. and Carlos raised the pistol and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. Sentences like "Nothing happened" come up a lot in fiction writing. A lot of people will say that it's complete filler, that you shouldn't point out when something¬†isn't... Continue Reading →

Showing vs. Telling: What We can Learn from Movies

Disclaimer Before I get into this, I want to make it absolutely clear that when it comes to showing vs. telling, one isn't necessarily better than the other. One story might rely very heavily on showing, while another on a style of telling, both to great effect. The problem with and Beauty of Defining A... Continue Reading →

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