You’re telling me one thing, but what I see is completely different and I can’t get my head wrapped around it.
not-victor asked: About that show-don't-tell story you posted: It's a little choppy and I feel like you're trying to cram too many actions into too short of a period of time. Like you're trying to get across that Mitch is in a state of severe distress, sadness, over his father's passing. Maybe you could just focus on one or two actions where he lashes out, like him punching the picture frame, and trying to light the cigarette. Less is more, especially when you're writing emotions. It's far more powerful that way.
I’ll take another look at it with what you said in mind. Thank you ! I appreciate the help. :)
My assignment this week was to write a short story that was a show-don’t-tell format. If anyone’s interested, it’s here.
Uhh, I have to read an article titled “How Chickens Lost their Penises (And Ducks Kept Theirs). seriously. It’s an article on the National Geographic’s website.
this is going to be a good term
I am taking a creative nonfiction writing course and applied for a job as a writing tutor at my school.
Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self.
Woke up to the after-rain scent.
The entire lake is covered in fog.
The ducks are swimming around.
It’s quiet and peaceful.
I just want to sit next to the window in a sweater reading a book.