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

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(Psst! These lessons are jam-full of professional techniques, actionable material, and steps to apply everything taught to your own writing.)

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 characters’ emotions in powerful ways.

Lesson #1 – Overview Telling

In this lesson, you will learn how overviews sap life out of stories and how to spot overview telling in your own writing. You will also learn how to overcome overview telling.

Lesson #2 – Live Scenes

In this lesson, you will come to grasp on a deep level exactly how to write a live scene (the opposite of overview telling).

Lesson #3 – Point Of View Telling

In this lesson, you will learn how easy it is to use your character’s point of view (aka their internal monologue) as a platform for telling. This is one of the worst plagues in modern literature, but you are going to learn how to avoid it and use your character’s point of view as a platform for showing instead.

Lesson #4 – Moralist Telling

In this lesson, you will learn how to spot when you are using telling to make a moral or philosophical point.

Lesson #5 – A Crash Course In Theme

In this lesson, you will learn all the fundamentals of theme. This will help you write powerful stories that convict, probe, and inspire, all the while entertaining your reader. With these tools, you will no longer have to rely on the unproductive and unartistic technique of moralist telling.

Lesson #6 – Generalization Telling

In this lesson, you will how generalization can creep into your writing in many ways and how this damages your prose. You will also learn how to combat this with solid details that bring your story to life.

Lesson #7 – Import Telling

In this lesson, you will learn how to avoid using telling to convey to your reader the import or significance of any detail in your story and how to use showing instead.

Additional Features

Here's a break-down of the everything else that comes with parts 1-4 of 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?

Some courses tell you how to be a good writer. Others show you how to be a good writer. In Show Don't Tell, Daeus not only clearly explains the difference between telling and showing, but he also follows his own advice by showing students practical examples of what this difference looks like. 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. If you want to tell more compelling, engaging stories, you need to check this out.

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

Thank you so much for creating this course! I have done a deal of reading on this concept but could find no source/site that would explain it in detail. Having the detail and examples helped me to grasp the concept and give me a better understanding of how to show and not tell. By far this is the most helpful resource I have found so far! (It is also the first time I have been excited about homework!) Having exercises to do helped me to get hands on with the concept. Thank you SO much.

- Sarah
Lexie Duncan

Truly a fabulous course! [Daeus Lamb's] examples and descriptions were very helpful! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lexie Duncan
Edward Taught

This course was full of helpful lessons, and it had a lot of stuff I can learn from and help me to write better. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Edward Taught

Having detailed examples was key to helping me find similar mistakes in my own writing, as well as the examples of how to correct the mistakes.

- Ellyana J. Wenceslao
  • q-iconWhen will parts 3 and 4 be available?

    Parts 3 and 4 are already mapped out and in development. It is hard to place an exact date on release times, but I would estimate about two-three months between each release.

  • q-iconWhat topics will parts 3 and 4 cover?

    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.

  • q-iconWhat if this course doesn't meet my expectations?

    You’ll have 30 days to get your money back, of course. I wouldn’t offer you anything less, though, frankly, I really doubt you’ll ever want to take advantage of that offer.

  • q-iconWhat if this course is too advanced for me?

    This course is designed to be approachable and beneficial for all skill levels, though it will definitely make it easier if you have some writing experience already. And if you find yourself overwhelmed by the material, I have a “no writer left behind” policy. That means that, within reasonable bounds, I will invest whatever it takes to make sure you grasp the course material.

  • q-iconDo I have to take all four parts of the course?

    No, though if you only took two of the four parts for instance, you’d only learn half of what you could.

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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're not sure you have the money.
4. 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 1-3, 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 it happen.

I can't wait to see you inside!

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