Showing and Telling Learn How to Show and When to Tell for Powerful and Balanced Writing

ISBN-10: 1582977054

ISBN-13: 9781582977058

Edition: 2010

Authors: Laurie Alberts

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This must-have guide for writers covers 'scene' and 'summary', the two basic components of creative prose, and shows how to employ each of these essential techniques in the appropriate places within a narrative.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Laurie Alberts is the author of 6 books including 3 novels: The Price of Land in Shelby, Lost Daughters and Tempting Fate. She has won several awards, including a Jame Michener Award. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Introduction
Making Vibrant Scenes
The Purposes of Scenes
Types of Scenes
Scene Structure
Tools of the Scene Trade
The Sins of Scenes
Scene Exercises
Creating Essential Summaries
The Uses of Summary
Reflection
More Tools of the Summary Trade
The Sins of Summary
Summary Exercises
Combining Scene and 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
Scene and Summary Exercises
Appendix A (Story Sample): "Russia Is a Fish"
Works Cited
Index
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