Celebs in Writing Distress: Rachel Nichols


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by The Lone Ranger



Dear The Lone Ranger

I've heard a lot about show and not tell and I was wondering if you could help me with this. I'm currently writing a western in between films and I want it to kick arse.

yours

Rachel






Dear Rachel

Think of it like a shoot out in front of your local Saloon. Don't tell me how I'm going to feel bad after being shot by a woman. (Although I suspect that Tonto would find it amusing) - just shoot me and let me experience the humiliation and pain.
In the same way write in a way that allows the reader to experience what is going on rather than telling them what they should be feeling , or what your character is feeling.

Good luck Rachel.

yours

The Lone Ranger


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