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New MB Weston’s Corner Video: Show, Don’t Tell Using Action!

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on Show, Don’t Tell. Today, we discuss using action to help turn scenes that only “tell” into scenes that show. Some concepts are repeated a bit from last time because I’m … Continue reading

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#Writing: Adding Action vs. Raising the Stakes

It’s easy to add in a few action sequences to get your story moving, but without raising the stakes for your protagonist, the story might still fall flat. I’m working on the second draft of my urban-fantasy, pulp novella, and … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Writing Action 1 – 02/21/15

Action scenes are a nightmare to create. Yeah, I know, action is what I write. But filling my short stories and novels with action because that’s what I do doesn’t make writing it any easier. Here are a few issues … Continue reading

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