Everyone's heard "show, don't tell" at least once. It gets passed around in workshops, classes, and critique groups. It takes other forms, too. Sometimes it's labeled as "spoon-feeding" or "info-dumping," depending on the genre. It's probably the most common piece of writing advice ever given.
It's also the most meaningless.
"Show, don't tell" has a somewhat unfortunate history. It may be anti-communist propaganda, and it definitely has
It's the start of a new school year, and fall is just around the corner. Here are some of the bigger news stories from the last few weeks, plus a bit about our new release.
First, and most importantly, India's top court decriminalized homosexuality. This is an important step in demolishing old colonial laws, which makes it a victory in more than one sense. You can read more about it here and Read more →
Time to see what readers have to say about our most recent releases!
Geonn Cannon's Kennel Club (Underdogs #7) had this brief but delightful review from Diane on Goodreads. What's fun about it is that it generated a whole conversation about how fantastic the series is.
"Excellent series! Just wow -- i highly recommend this incredibly written series to everyone!"
Peanutt2U on Amazon definitely agrees:
Recently, there's been a big stir in the writing world, especially among small-press and self-published authors. It's taken different forms, but the main point boils down to whether or not authors can share links related to their books on their personal Facebook profiles.
The issue is multi-faceted and only affects Facebook. That's because FB separates business pages from personal profiles and doesn't allow either seamless integration or multiple personal profiles. Platforms like Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. allow you to use the same profile for everything or create multiple separate accounts. (I believe G+ requires...
Welcome to August! I don't know how it is where anyone else lives, but here in western NY, it's about as hot as it ever gets. Today, I thought I'd help us beat the heat with some hot weather tips for readers and writers (and a list of my favorite books to re-read while I chill).
1. Stay indoors.
- Obviously, if you have air conditioning, then you can stay in your own house. But if not (like me), then there are a ton of great places I've gone...