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Frances Peck presents: Show, Don't Tell!

  • 11 Jul 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • online via Zoom


  • Tune into the Frances Peck workshop via Zoom
  • Tune into the Frances Peck workshop via zoom

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Frances Peck presents:
Show, Don't Tell - a WordCraft workshop


Online via Zoom.


“Show, don’t tell”—it’s advice writers get all the time. But how exactly do you do it? Rather than tell you all about this key to crackling prose, this workshop shows, through examples and short exercises, how to heed the advice on the page. From balancing narrative passages (that tell) with actions and scenes (that show), to banishing filter words that keep readers at a remove, we’ll explore how “show” techniques make fiction and nonfiction come alive. Bring your work in progress to assess during the exercises if you like.

Intended audience
This webinar is for intermediate to established writers who are looking for systematic yet creative ways to revise their work. 

Frances Peck is a long-time editor, ghostwriter, and instructor who lives in North Vancouver. She’s a co-author of the HyperGrammar website and the author of Peck’s English Pointers, a Language Portal of Canada resource. Her propulsive debut novel, The Broken Places, was a Globe and Mail best book of 2022 and a finalist for the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Her new novel, Uncontrolled Flight, about the investigation into the death of a BC aerial firefighter, made 2023 book-of-the-year lists at 49th Shelf and Consumed by Ink.

Website: www.francespeck.com

Twitter (X): @FrancesLPeck

Instagram: @franceslpeck

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