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A Scribe's Scribbles

Aug 21, 2019

In episode 29 we look at showing versus telling in your writing. We cover how to show, along with some examples and give you an exercise to make sure you understand what showing is. Finally, we cover when to show and when to tell.
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Aug 14, 2019

Episode 28 teaches you why you need to do extensive research on a topic for your novels. It explains the two main ways to display this knowledge (Trickle Effect and Data Dump) and which one you should use.

Aug 7, 2019

In episode 27 we take a look at the adage "write what you know," and then break it down. Understanding that the meaning is far deeper than some surface definition will help your writing be more accurate, detailed and enjoyable.

Jul 31, 2019

Episode 26 talks about online grammar tools, where they are useful and when they are not. JT explains how online tools work and why you shouldn't put too much stock into them. He also touches on professional editors and what you can expect from a human over Artificial Intelligence.

Jul 24, 2019

In episode 25, I talk about passive and active voice in your writing. How to identify passive voice and when to remove it. I also cover the struggles it can cause and give you a couple of extra learning platforms.