M. B Weston’s Corner: Show, Don’t Tell – Part 1

I’m not an actress. I’m just an idiot with an iPad being goofy and having fun talking about writing. In my first real “M. B. Weston’s Corner” video, I discuss “Show, Don’t Tell” for writers. This week’s focus is on explaining show, don’t tell, and highlighting how writers often miss the mark:

  • Failing to use description and sensory details
  • Telling a character’s emotions instead of showing them
  • Making blanket statements about a usual occurrence or relationship

It’s my first time using some equipment, and I discovered after filming that the camera picked up more than what I thought. It’s also a little bit longer than what I wanted. I decided to post anyway because no one is perfect, and I’d rather be authentic than perfect. 😉 I’ll keep the rest under five minutes 🙂

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About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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