Breaking Down Show, Don’t Tell

Show, don’t tell is a considered a tenet of good writing, but what does it mean exactly? Robert McKee’s Story has a chapter on exposition that breaks it down nicely. One thing (there are many) I appreciate about McKee’s book is the respect he gives the audience (or reader). He writes how audience members gainContinue reading “Breaking Down Show, Don’t Tell”

What is Good Writing?

Story guru Robert McKee asserts that the writer’s goal should always be to create a “good story well told” (italics by McKee). A simple statement, but hard to achieve. Some people are naturally gifted storytellers. They turn a trip to the grocery store into an epic battle of good and evil. Another not-so-talented storyteller willContinue reading “What is Good Writing?”