The Writer’s Curse
I was pulled out an old story I wrote about three years ago, that I really liked, to see what kind of rewrite it needed to make it palatable after all this time.
OMFG! I still really like a lot of the writing, but now see how much I was cursed by SHOW VS. TELL. Back then, I was telling the reader everything.
It was like a smack in the mouth.
The only way to expel this curse is practice, boys and girls. Read a lot and write a lot. That’s it. That simple. There’s no poetic, philosophical, candy coated, mumbo jumbo needed to learn this lesson.
So this story will need to be gutted and will probably be 2/3 of the length it is now.
Guess I have some work to do.
Till next time…