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Death by Books

Like you (I assume) I like books. I used to read fantasy exclusively, but these days I've branched out to pick up the occasional mystery, YA or steampunk novel. I also love to read about the art of writing and use that to improve my skills in my own work.
Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing - Jessica Bell It was concise, so yes, I guess it is aptly named. Don't let the 102 pages fool you, none of the pages has more than a paragraph on it, and the others are a page with words pertinent to the scene (five words at the most), a page with a "tell" version of a scene (only 2-5 sentences) and then a page with the "show" version of the scene (the paragraph). The last chapter (if you can call it that) is a collection of words that you are then supposed to work into your own "showing" scene.

Based on the reviews by others, I am in the minority in thinking the $1.99 I paid for this pamphlet was way too much. Others got something out of this "book", I did not. At least it only took me about 15 minutes to go through the whole thing.

I believe you would do better to pick up a book by a skilled writer and simply study a few paragraphs of their work to see how they create an exciting and dynamic world.