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If there is one guiding light in excellent writing, the one thing almost everyone agrees on, is “show, don’t tell.” Telling is one of the most-common mistakes new authors make and one of the biggest reasons their manuscripts get rejected. It is also one of the biggest reasons readers give up on a book. If you stopped reading a book because it failed to hold your interest, there is a chance the author was telling, rather than showing.
Once you master this fundamental technique of writing, you will have a stronger emotional impact on your readers, they will like your characters more, and they will be more likely to finish reading your book. They will even be more likely to recommend your book to a friend!
We have a special guest to help us learn more about this technique. He is the author of fourteen traditionally published books, author of two self-published books, and a popular speaker at conferences around the country. Code of Silence, book one of his contemporary suspense series, was included in the Booklist Online “Top Ten Crime Novels for Youth” list.
Tim Shoemaker, welcome back to the Christian Publishing Show!
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