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Show, Don’t Tell - Know how to let your writing flourish

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note there is no lift to the Training Room.

Singapore, 439053

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Show, Don’t Tell. You’ve heard the writing mantra a hundred times, but what does it truly mean? Is it always true we should show not tell?

In this workshop, we’ll consider the finest ways to do either — the telling or exposition, and the showing, the descriptive detailed imagery and action — so you keep your readers engaged. We’ll learn techniques to reveal character, plot and theme to evoke feeling, avoid giving your readers a ‘predictable’ scene or blueprint. And, to keep them turning your pages.

Show, Don’t Tell is a matter of discerning just the right amount of summary and scene: including the right number and types of scenes to create an enduring and dynamic narrative. How does ‘Showing’ and ‘Telling’ relate to scene-shaping and word choice, or dialogue or point of view? What’s the use of summarising and how much can we do that? How can knowing this help a writer craft a marketable novel or non-fiction work? All these questions, and more will be answered in our full-day workshop.

Participants will learn to:
• Identify examples of ‘showing’ and ‘telling’ in writing
• Apply the principles of ‘scene’ and ‘summary’, and use deep and vivid description, or summarise appropriately, to advance the plot and shape the work
• Recognise and apply decisions of word choice; point of view; dialogue and other appropriate structural elements to bring out the best in your writing

Who should attend: Writers of fiction and non-fiction

Grant:
The Capability Development Grant is open to individuals and organisations who have a strong track record of involvement in the arts at a professional level, and is able to demonstrate commitment to the long-term development of the arts in Singapore.

Trainer:
Shelley Kenigsberg, prominent freelance editor, writer and trainer, runs S K Publishing and, since 2009, has presented Editing in Paradise writing retreats, internationally. She currently trains and mentors writers and editors, and works as an editor for a range of publishers: trade, academic and educational as well as for corporate, government and private clients.

Organiser: Singapore Book Council Academy

CANCELLATION & SUBSTITUTION

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who idid not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund. In place of the refund, participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Singapore Book Council Training Room (at 3rd level).

Enquiries: programmes@bookcouncil.sg

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note there is no lift to the Training Room.

Singapore, 439053

Singapore

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