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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An unusual twist on a well known approach to writing
I was intrigued by the title with its play on Show don't Tell, a well followed rule in the writing world. As a blogger I devour books that may assist me in my endeavours. I thought the book had an excellent message and practical approach to getting the best out of my writing. If I have one criticism it would be the message was pretty much laboured and once I got the gist...
Published 16 months ago by Your Books

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3.0 out of 5 stars Effective...
I found this book helpful but it was a little light on content. In fairness James does provide some interesting content and shares additional books for further reading, but would have liked more in depth cases on the application of his technique. What it did do was help me reflect further and adjust my style to be more productive. On the up side then it got me to work...
Published 14 months ago by HopfulDodger


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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes you buy these things, 31 Mar 2014
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Sometimes you buy these things and then after you have read them, think to yourself............learn anything? And the answer is yes, I did, I learnt that I had only been conned out of less than a quid, so no harm done. Price of a small bar of chocolate. I don't think this is a book for people who are serious about writing but as I am not actually a writer, what do I know?
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars cheap but not worth buying, 1 Mar 2014
This review is from: Tell, Don't Show! (Kindle Edition)
I'm not quite sure why I bought this, because my initial thought was that the concept was sound, but couldn't really be expanded on. I was right and should have stuck with that first instinct. I was taught that the first draft is you telling the story and the subtleties come later. This is effectively the message here, but it's illustrated with several examples. I don't think anyone needs to know that making a list of what should be included in your scene is a first step? It might be useful to someone who has over complicated things but beyond that, no point to it really.
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