With examples and interactive exercises, you’ll learn to recognize when passive voice is useful, and when it should be replaced with more active sentence constructions.Most important, you’ll learn how to “feel” the action of the scene and use words to create that experience for the reader.
Most important, an individual voice will set you apart from everyone else, and make your books or series attract repeat readers.
They’ll come back for the dramatic experience your words and sentences and paragraphs create.
Kim is Managing Editor for Sick Lit Magazine and an Assistant Editor for Firefly Magazine. She’s published in several online literary journals and print magazines, as well as featured in The 52 Men Podcast. The problem arises for many authors when they try to put that advice into practice.
At the moment they first hear the advice it makes perfect sense…but like a complex algebra problem the clarity that existed at first evaporates quickly and then they are lost wondering if they are showing or telling.
Until July 2014 Laurie Sanders was the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief at Black Velvet Seductions.
In 2014, after almost 10 years as CEO and editor-in-chief, Laurie was ready to take a step back to enjoy some time with family and to engage in her other long neglected hobbies.
She sold Black Velvet Seductions to long time Black Velvet Seductions cover artist Richard Savage who now heads the company.
Laurie now keeps busy teaching online writing workshops for a global community of writers who attend her classes online through various RWA chapters and through her own site at maintains an active role at Black Velvet Seductions as a member of the company’s acquisitions team and contunues to edit many of the manuscripts the company publishes through her popular Yellow Highlighter Classes.
They may wonder if naming emotions indicates telling…and what about those pesky phrases like he knew…or he felt…or he heard? If you recognize yourself in the above description and you are ready to end the struggle and truly understand the difference between showing and telling once and for all, and you’re ready for some tips on how to actually put the advice to show rather than tell into practice, then this workshop is for you.
In this workshop former Black Velvet Seductions Editor in Chief Laurie Sanders will cover the difference between showing and telling in a new, crystal clear way that will leave you in no doubt of the difference between the two.
In this free, 5 day, workshop I will address the legal ways to shift point of view within manuscripts.