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5.0 out of 5 stars Show Don't Tell (William Noble)
Wow, yet another speck of gold surfaces in this endless dig for quality written, prose on the art of how to write for your treasure chest. Sadly, buried on the net are masses of quick fix rubbish full of false promises, yet if you have the patience to dig deep enough, sooner or later, something will sparkle.

I tried to speed-read this book, however, within the...
Published on 12 Aug. 2012 by Amazon Customer

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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful addition to a writer's library
I read William Noble's book on writing dialogue "Shut UP!" He Explained: A Writer's Guide to the Uses and Misuses of Dialogue (Classic Wisdom on Writing) a while ago and found it incredibly useful and easy to follow. So I decided to try another one of his titles in an attempt to teach myself the secrets of writing fiction.

SDT does not disappoint and despite...
Published on 22 Nov. 2012 by Asphodelia


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5.0 out of 5 stars A great little book, 4 Jun. 2014
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Lots of helpful advice in here for novice writers. Even experienced writers can use it as a reminder. A good buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the aspiring author., 26 Mar. 2014
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This book has been a great book in those time when my mind has gone blank and I can't think what to write.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The age old problem, 20 Feb. 2014
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This book explains in simple terms what is meant in the title. It will make a deal of difference to my writing. A really good buy to put on my bookshelf.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look, 7 Jan. 2014
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Some decent advice and illustrated with examples but a little repetitive at times and some of it is really little more than common good sense.
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1.0 out of 5 stars tells does not show., 13 Dec. 2013
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This book is verbose and breaks all the rules it tries to describe. Not worth the time it takes to speed read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good examples of Show don't Tell, 10 Nov. 2013
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This is a book that I dip. In and out of regularly. An easy read that explains a the subject well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 25 Oct. 2013
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Found this book had some very useful tips that are laid out and explained well. Good examples really help to show each tip in action so you can see how it's done. If you're finding that your writing is lacking in action, good dialogue and cliche, this book will offer you advice on how showing and not telling can fix that up once you understand what it does for entertaining fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Show Don't Tell Shows How to Show, 28 Sept. 2013
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It has helped me to understand the importance of image producing adjectives and adverbs, pace, and how to achieve word pictures that bring the reader into the story. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only for writers, also for storytellers!, 18 Aug. 2013
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For anyone creating a story and wanting to reach and touch those who read, listen, look: lots of great advices.

Not only explains why show and not tell, it has great examples and discussing the different parts of the story too. I did understand better, got advice how to dive directly into action and dialog, but even more important why.

And of course, calming from a master, it is also easy and entertaining read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book with some great insights, 30 Dec. 2014
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A good book with some great insights. It can get a bit repetitive as the whole book revolves around the the title concept, with all the writing tips having to relate to it, which sometimes constrains sections that could be expanded in different ways.
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