Tell Don't Show: How to successfully break the rules of fiction

Tell Don't Show: How to successfully break the rules of fiction


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Tell Don't Show: How to successfully break the rules of fiction by Nicole J. Persun, Susan Wingate, Terry Persun

When writing with intention and purpose, novelists often break the rules that beginning writers are told to avoid. "Tell Don't Show: How to successfully break the rules of fiction" was written to help those authors understand the rules so that they can successfully break them. The book has many examples of successful solutions that professional and award-winning authors have used to make their prose stronger without throwing the reader completely off the page. The three authors have each taught classes on breaking the rules of fiction, intentional writing, and many other aspects of how to write better fiction. After being asked repeatedly about available books on the subject and having nothing to recommend, they sat down and wrote the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515312581
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2015
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Nicole J. Persun started her professional writing career at the age of sixteen with her young adult novel, A Kingdom’s Possession, which later became an Amazon Bestseller. Her second novel, Dead of Knight, won Gold in Foreword Magazine’s 2013 Book of the Year Award. Aside from novels, Nicole has had short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and essays published in a handful of literary journals. She often speaks at libraries, writer’s groups, and writer’s conferences across the country. Currently working on a Master’s degree at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, Nicole lives in Washington State.

#1 Amazon bestseller, Susan Wingate’s writing has been hailed by international bestselling author Michael Collins as “writing of the finest quality.” Susan Wingate’s work has appeared in many literary journals such as her ethereal poem “The Dance of Wind in Trees” which appeared in the April 2013 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Susan’s popular and award-winning stories include Bobby’s Diner, Drowning, and her latest novel, The Deer Effect which won three book awards in 2015—the category of religious fiction in the eLit Book Award, the category of Christian fiction in the Pacific Book Award, and a finalist award for the category of inspirational fiction in the Next Generation Indie Book Award. You can find Susan on Facebook and Twitter.

Terry Persun has studied engineering, conscious dreaming, shamanism, numerology, and many other subjects. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a Master’s in Arts in Creative Writing. Besides writing nonefiction, Terry has been writing and publishing short stories and novels since the early 1970s. He has been the recipient of seven novel and poetry awards over the years, including the Star of Washington Award, a Silver IPPY for historical fiction, two Book of the Year Finalist Awards, two Finalist Awards from the USABookNews International Book Awards, two poetry chapbook awards, and a Jeanne Voge Poetry Award. Terry writes in a variety of genres, including science fiction, thriller, mystery, and mainstream fiction. He is a respected keynoter and speaker at libraries, writers’ groups, writers’ conferences, and universities across the country.

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