THE SHOW DON'T TELL COURSE

Learn The Techniques That Will Make Your Writing Come Alive

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Learn the top techniques for writing emotionally engaging fiction and watch your skills skyrocket.

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CONTENTS OF PART 1

Lesson #1 - Emotion Telling

In this lesson, you will learn the differences between showing and telling and why showing will add depth and emotion to your novel. You will also learn how to identify one of the most noxious forms of telling: emotion telling.

Lesson #2 - Body Language

In this lesson, you will learn how to use body language in your writing to eliminate telling and make your characters come alive!

Lesson #3 - Mood-setting Descriptions

In this lesson, you will learn how to create the perfect setting for any scene and how setting descriptions have an often overlooked power to be one of the most effective emotion-building techniques in the writer's toolbox.

Lesson #4 - Sensations

In this lesson you will learn the difference between internal and external sensations and how they can both be used to show your character's emotions in powerful ways.

Additional Features

Here's a break-down of the everything else that comes with this course.

  • Q&A - You can ask any question related to the course lessons and I'll answer it.
  • Previous Q&A section - See what previous students have asked and read the answers to their questions.
  • Homework - Each lesson comes with carefully crafted practice exercises to make sure you MASTER the techniques taught in this course. Answers are included to check your work against.

Are You Serious About Your Writing?

Many writers struggle knowing what it looks like to "show not tell" when they're told their work tells too much. Daeus has put a lot of time and thought into thinking through what it looks like to show effectively. Each lesson breaks one aspect of showing down into multiple, easy-to-follow steps and sheds clarity on what can be a confusing topic for many writers. I would recommend this course to any writer who wants to tell more compelling, engaging stories.

Josiah DeGraaf
Josiah DeGraaf Kingdom Pen Editor-In-Chief

This course is a great tool for anyone interested in writing with excellence on all levels. Not only does it offer clear, practical examples of how the infamous telling can pop up anywhere, it also shares simple but proven tools for taking that dull sentence or clunky paragraph and making it shine. It's the perfect investment for writers of all levels and stages. Two thumbs up.

Kate Flournoy
Kate Flournoy Author
  • q-iconWhen will parts 2-4 be available?

    Parts 2-4 are already mapped out and in development. They will be released one by one, each following the other. It is hard to place an exact date upon release times, but I expect about 3 months between each release.

  • q-iconWhat topics will parts 2-4 cover?

    Part 2 will cover five more forms of telling that can creep into your writing and how to get rid of them.
    Part 3 will cover the principles and mindset of showing, several more techniques for showing, and finally when it is okay to tell and how you can do so effectively.
    Part 4 will cover advanced techniques of showing and wrap the whole course up.

  • q-iconHow are you qualified to teach this course?

    No one is qualified to teach about the show don’t tell rule. The more I learn about it, the more I realize how vast a subject it is. However, I will say that show don’t tell has been the special focus of my intense study for the past 2 years and others have had great success applying the techniques taught in this course. I am also a published novelist.

  • q-iconHow long will I have access to this course?

    As long as you live!

  • q-iconCan I take this course at my own pace?

    Yes. But don’t procrastinate! Your book needs you to take this course. 😀

  • q-iconSome people think telling is okay. What's your opinion?

    If you write in the omniscient POV, then, yes, telling is actually acceptable if you know how to do it right. (I’ll teach how in part 3 of this course.) Even with omniscient though, showing is still extremely important, and if you write in any other POV, then it’s vital.


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Still not sure?

I get it. I'm one of those people who doesn't like to click a button until I'm sure I'm ready.
Maybe one of these things is holding you back:
1. You're not sure you need this training.
2. You don't know if you have the time.
3. You have a question that isn't answered here.
If you've got an unanswered question, contact me any time at daeus(at)thescratchingquill.com.
If you're struggling with 1 or 2, let me ask you something.
Are you sure you have show don't tell mastered?
Because I've never met anyone who truly had this concept down.
Even mega-famous authors and well-known writing teachers screw this up big time.
I don't even don't even have show don't tell completely mastered.
(That doesn't mean I'm not capable of teaching this course.
It just means that you and I both need to be constantly improving in this area.)
To master show don't tell is practically to have mastered good writing style in general.
Is your writing style important to you?
If it is, isn't taking a course on show don't tell something you should do?
And if this course is truly important, then I'm sure you can find a way to make time for it.

I can't wait to see you inside!