Reworking

I took the advice of one member from the Tuesday night group and reworked my short story.  I tried to add more detail and emotion.  I now realize that I don’t put enough of these two ingredients into my writing to make my work interesting.   When I write without description or feelings, then the writing is flat.  It’s that old SHOW DON’T TELL thing bugging me again.  I tend to just tell what happened without creating a scene.  I need to bring in the senses–touch, smell, taste, etc. and create a little tension in each scene.

I’m going to work on this all week and read my new, improved copy next week to see if I’m on the right track.

 

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About suesmemoir

I'm a retired business teacher with a new endeavor. I'm hooked on creating a memoir for my family. I've been reading books about writing and taking college classes in order to make my work come alive. This is my first attempt at creative non-fiction. Prior to becoming engrossed in the craft of writing, I wrote college term papers and business letters. Please join me as I share the process with you and continue on my journey of memoir writing.
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