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WLW Meeting – 29/09/2015

WLW Meeting - 29/09/2015This week saw a smaller turn out than usual of six people but we still got through some great writing and even a quick writing exercise. Of course, as always, we start with the news!

This Week’s News

There is only one place we can start talking tonight and that is Ian’s competition win. His poem The Snails Move Out won one of 15 prizes of the Foyle Young Poets 2015 which is very impressive when you consider over 6000 people entered!

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WLW Meeting 09/12/2014

For a the first time in a month or so our web monkey actually made it to a meeting of WLW. He was very happy to hear that we have a new member, Mitra and even more excited to hear that Eric was having his novel A Clear Solution published next year. Well done Eric! There were seven people along this week to hear some great writing, including some very funny comedy and do a quick exercise around the concept of Show, not Tell.

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How Do You Show, Not Tell?

How Do You Show, Not Tell?

The other day Jenifer said she felt she was telling rather than showing in her novel and wasn’t sure how to change it so we had a quick look online and found some excellent articles on exactly that subject. First lets define what we are talking about.

Anyone who has taken a writing class will have heard the phrase

Show Don’t Tell

What the phrase means is that as a write you should be showing your reader what is happening rather than telling them. If you are still a little confused the exercise below the break should clearly explain the phrase.